Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has been accused of “dinosaur management” on talkSPORT.
This is after his response to Dean Henderson’s costly mistake during the 1-0 Premier League defeat to Liverpool.
Henderson allowed a Georginio Wijnaldum shot through his legs for the Reds’ winning goal at Bramall Lane.
Natalie Sawyer disagreed with Wilder’s approach on her mid-morning talkSPORT show.
“I question, is that really the right thing to do? Henderson will know that mistake has cost his team. Wouldn’t it have been better to put his arm around Henderson and in public, back the player?” she said.
“Wilder has previously come out and been critical of those who have criticised his players. He says they all deserve 100 per cent support. That doesn’t show 100 per cent support to me.
“In my eyes that is old school management. It’s a dinosaur management. You have to move with the times.”
What Sheffield United fans think about talkSPORT criticism
Many Blades supporters have responded to Sawyer on social media and most strongly disagree with her opinion on Wilder.
After guiding United to two promotions in three years and a strong start to their first Premier League season in 12 years, this should perhaps come as little surprise.
Wilder when we lost at Hull in our first season back in the Championship ⬇️⬇️
Following season we got promoted to the Premier League.
He knows what he is doing which why he has gone from non league to the Premier League.
— Blades 1889 (@The_Blades_1889) September 30, 2019
Beats Klopp and Pep to LMA manager of the year, pushes Liverpool to a 1-0 win but is a dinosaur👀 @MajesticMatip32 thought we got rid of this
— Limmy⚔️ (@LimmySUFC) September 30, 2019
Dinosaur management 😂 if that’s what it is then it obviously works doesn’t it. I think he knows what motivates his players bearing in mind he’s got a so called team of journey men playing in the prem
— Adam Clarke (@Adm_Clarke) September 30, 2019
He’s made an obvious mistake that cost the game.
Everyone knows this including Dean himself, so why do we have to hide it?
Biggest compliment Wilder will pay him is he will still be our number 1 next game…
— James ⚔️ 🔴⚪️⚫️ ⚔️ (@ja_healey) September 30, 2019
Talksport is a joke and yet again produces the goods to back that statement up. Dinosaur managers don’t win the LMA manager of the year, and 2 promotions in 3 seasons. At any level.
— Alan Pickard (@Alanpickard20) September 30, 2019
Wilder works with Deano everyday and knows everything about him, Deano also knows that Wilder will stand by him as proven after his howler against Leeds last year. To call him a dinosaur is ridiculous, shows more about your research skills than anything else. #twitterblades #sufc
— Dale Mellor (@dalemellor11) September 30, 2019