Sky Sport pundit, Paul Merson, has admitted that the reaction after the Blades beat Arsenal last month was ‘disrespectful’.
United saw off the Gunners at Bramall Lane with a fine performance. Lys Mousset’s first home goal handed Chris Wilder’s men all three points under the floodlights in S2.
Barring a glaring miss from Nicolas Pepe in front of the Kop, Arsenal struggled to create anything of note. The Blades, arguably, could have scored more on the night too.
And Paul Merson has lamented the reaction following the game. Speaking on Sky Sports‘ ‘The Debate’ last night, he admitted he was unimpressed with what was said following the game.
“I thought it was so disrespectful when Arsenal lost there the other week“, Merson said.
“Just this massive news. ‘Oh what’s happened to Arsenal they’ve lost at Sheffield United’. I thought before the game a draw would have been a good result for the Gunners. I thought it was disrespectful towards Sheffield United, who are a good team”.
Should have beaten Spurs
Merson didn’t stop with his comments about the Blades either. After speaking about the Arsenal win, he also claimed United should have won at Spurs.
“They go and have a go and they should beaten Tottenham”, Merson admitted.
Those thoughts were echoed by a lot of fans of both sides following the game. United had a goal controversially ruled out through VAR and hit the post through John Lundstram.
On a day when so many expected the Blades to lose after Spurs had won in the Champions League just days earlier, it was another fine performance from Chris Wilder’s men.
The performance has drawn plenty of praise. Merson’s comments echoed the thoughts of Match of the Day pundit, Alan Shearer. The former Newcastle man was full of praise for Chris Wilder and his team. Something we covered, here.
If the Blades can keep picking up impressive wins against the likes of Arsenal, then Paul Merson and co might be singing the club’s praises even more.