Oli McBurnie reveals Dennis Bergkamp admiration and lessons from Billy Sharp
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Oli McBurnie reveals Dennis Bergkamp admiration and lessons from Billy Sharp

Sheffield United’s Oli McBurnie remains a divisive figure among a lot of Blades fans.

The big striker got his first of the season with a fine header against Leicester and most wouldn’t question his work rate. However, there are those fans out there who want more from a player who cost around £20m.

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Part of McBurnie’s appeal to some is his presence on social media platforms and willingness to get involved with supporters, whether on the terraces or on the likes of Twitter and Instagram.

It goes without saying, then, that Blades fans are always interested in what McBurnie has got to say.

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And the Scotland striker has revealed in his latest quick fire questions with the club just who he admires in terms of strikers, as well as the lessons he is trying to learn from Billy Sharp.


Answering a number of questions for the Blades’ official website, McBurnie revealed it is former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp who he admires.

“I just loved the way he played,”, McBurnie said.

But into the present day and when pressed on his favourite goals in football, McBurnie revealed he is trying to take a leaf out of Blades skipper Sharp’s book.

“Every goal as a striker has to be (you favourite goal). If you ask Billy Sharp he’ll tell you every single goal is important. And that’s one thing I’m trying to learn, just how important every goal is,” he added.

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Sharp, now well into the twighlight of his career, remains a popular figure at Bramall Lane and is clearly still having an influence on the younger players at the club.

That can only be a positive, and McBurnie’s words only confirm here that Sharp is still offering plenty behind the scenes if not on the field.

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