Pundit Jermaine Jenas has described Sheffield United as “one of the best teams” he’s watched this season.
Speaking on The Friday Football Social on BBC 5 Live alongside Jermaine Pennant and presenter Darren Fletcher, Jenas was full of praise for the Blades.
“They are one of the best teams I’ve watched this season,” the former midfielder says.
“I watched them against Wolves and they absolutely battered them. How they didn’t win that game I do not know.”
Jenas highlights the fact that Chris Wilder’s men remain unbeaten away from home in all eight of their Premier League matches so far this term.
They have only lost four times in total, with their 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at the weekend lifting them to seventh in the table.
United already have 25 points from their first 17 games. Only leaders Liverpool and second-placed Leicester City have conceded fewer than their 16 goals.
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Jenas continues with his praise of the Blades. The ex-Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur star also enjoys Wilder’s recruitment policy.
United did spend relatively large sums over the summer, breaking their transfer record four times. The likes of Oli McBurnie and Lys Mousset arrived for big money.
Yet the majority of their success in 2019/20 has been built on the old guard.
From their starting XI against Villa, only Mousset wasn’t playing for them in the Championship last season. In fact, three of them – Chris Basham, Jack O’Connell and John Fleck – were at Bramall Lane in their League One days.
“I watched a classic game today and it was Swindon against Sheffield United in a playoff game (in 2015) – it was 5-5. Basham scored and played in midfield,” Jenas continues.
“I was like; ‘What? You’ve been there that long?’ Now he’s in the Premier League doing brilliantly.”