Robbie Savage isn’t very impressed with what some other pundits have said about Sheffield United.

Already this season Danny Mills has labelled the Blades as “direct.” Meanwhile, Savage’s BBC colleague Garth Crooks called Chris Wilder’s men “basic.”

The former Wales midfielder spoke to Wilder on his Premier League Breakfast podcast about this criticism.

“There are some pundits out there who have labelled your style of play too basic for the Premier League, direct at times,” Savage said.

“I just wish some pundits would do more research and actually watch you play.”

Wilder responded: “I wouldn’t think any of the Championship managers that we faced over the last two years would say our system was basic.

“At times comments do lack depth and thought.”

Robbie Savage continues to defend Sheffield United

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Savage then moves onto more recent comments aimed at Wilder and his team. When Dean Henderson made a costly mistake for the only goal in the recent 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, his manager chose the tough love approach.

Wilder said he would not be consoling Henderson and if the goalkeeper had ambitions of playing for Manchester United and England he needed to cut these errors out.

Natalie Sawyer was critical of the Blades boss on her talkSPORT show. She said it was “dinosaur management.”

While Savage does not specifically mention anyone by name, it’s fairly clear his next comment was in reference to this.

“If you listen to some people you took a wrecking ball to your goalkeeper Dean Henderson,” he continued. “I think people have just gone over the top on this one.”

Wilder said: “The media try to create debate and a little bit of attention. I know these players better than anybody and Dean will be fine.”

It’s worth noting that Henderson put in a man of the match performance in the very next game at Watford. The Red Devils loanee has since earned his first senior England call-up.

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