Sheffield United midfielder, Sander Berge, is finally looking like the £20m+ player we all want him to be and he put in another fine performance against Middlesbrough last night.
Berge got the scoring underway in front of The Kop and then proceeded to cause problems for Chris Wilder’s side throughout the 90 minutes. Playing on the right of the midfield three, Berge has been outstanding in recent weeks and seems to be improving by the game.
But while most Sheffield United fans are loving seeing Berge on the right of that midfield, the big Norwegian has revealed that people back in his homeland actually see him as being a defender eventually.
“In this league and English football and the way we play, for sure, on the right side. I think I can play a lot of positions but a lot of people in Norway see me as being a defender eventually. I think because I’m big, strong and heavy and I can play with my feet,” Berge said in his post-match presser.
“I’ve never really got one position. But in this team and this league I think it suits me well. I think the best out of me is when I run with the ball and get forward.”
Our View: Sander Berge The Centre-Back? Not Yet, Thanks
While we don’t doubt Berge could play on the right of that back three if needed, there is little to no point in us even entertaining the idea. He has been superb going forward of late and is showing everyone how good he can be.
Of course, those over in Norway will know Sander well. And as he says, his attributes and stature do dictate that being a centre-back isn’t a bad call. But in this Sheffield United team and this level, no thank you.
Sander Berge needs to just keep doing what he is doing. He was a nightmare for Middlesbrough last night and Chris Wilder must have wondered what had hit him at times.