Sander Berge got the opening goal for Sheffield United at Blackpool last night and Sky Sports’ Andy Hinchcliffe was full of praise for him.
The Norwegian has been like a new signing for United after the World Cup. After picking up injuries once again, Berge has returned to the XI and looked in good nick last night at the Seaside.
Berge’s opening goal and a number of a powerful runs set the tone for the Blades last night. And after watching Berge score and then track back to bundle Ian Poveda over, Sky’s Hinchcliffe had high praise indeed for the midfielder.
“He’s doing everything you need from someone playing the position he is. Getting into the opponents box, scoring goals, but getting back to help out defensively as well. Sander Berge has absolutely everything.
“The physicality, the athleticism, he can finish, he’s a great technical player as well. I think in the last few games we’ve seen just how important he is to Sheffield United,” Hinchcliffe said on Sky comms.
Berge’s goal means it’s now four for the season for the £22m signing.
The Blades face a nervous wait in January amid reports Chelsea and Liverpool are keen on Berge. However, the Blades are believed to be confident over keeping Berge this winter, despite that interest.
Sheff U News View: Berge is kicking on just like last season
We’re only a couple of games back into things after the World Cup but there’s already signs that Sander Berge is getting into his stride.
At the turn of the year last season, Berge kicked into a new gear we’d not seen before and helped propel United into the promotion picture. As it’s looking now, he appears to be getting back into that sort of form.
Berge is one of the best players in this division. And if he can stay injury free and in form, then United will win promotion.