Sheffield Wednesday legend, Carlton Palmer, has praised Sheffield United and their manager Chris Wilder.

The Blades picked up a point at another of the traditional top six this weekend, drawing 1-1 with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. This follows on from draws at both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

The result actually saw Wilder’s side drop to seventh in the table, with Wolverhampton Wanderers leapfrogging them after their comeback 3-2 win at Southampton.

But their first Premier League season in 12 years continues to impress. They have 33 points after 23 games and it’s been a long time since they have been mentioned alongside relegation.

Both the Gunners and Spurs are currently behind United and they are only five points off the Champions League qualification places.

What Carlton Palmer thinks about the Blades

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Palmer made a name for himself in the top flight during his five years with Wednesday. In that time he played in both the FA Cup and League Cup finals with them and earned 18 caps for England.

Despite leaving the Owls in 1994, Palmer remained in Sheffield and of all the clubs he has played for, clearly has the strongest connection with the one based at Hillsborough.

Yet the 54-year-old still commends what Wilder has achieved at Bramall Lane during three-and-a-half years in charge.

Since Wilder became boss, the Blades have gone from their worst league position since 1983 to what looks set to be their best since the 1970s.

Prior to the 52-year-old arriving, United finished 11th in League One. Two promotions in three years followed to take them back to the Premier League.

Who knows how much further Wilder could take them?

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