Sheffield United’s fifth loss of the season at Liverpool on Saturday ensured it remained a winless 20/21 campaign for the Blades as things stand.
Following on from the poor end to last season, it means United are now without a win in nine games in the top-flight, the worst run we have endured under Chris Wilder.
Obviously, with such a poor run of results, talk from the outside begins around the future of Chris Wilder and if the club would consider moving away from the boss. Of course, us here in Sheffield know that it’s just noise, and parting ways would be disastrous.
And that is also the opinion of Sky Sports pundit and presenter, Tim Thornton, who has backed the Blades boss to turn things around at Bramall Lane.
“Could pressure build on Chris Wilder if Sheffield United lose to Man City and Chelsea in their next two games? No would be the simple answer to that. Certainly not from the fans,” Thornton wrote for Sky.
“They’ve not started great. But as far as Wilder himself is concerned, what he’s done for that club is incredible. So I think it’s a bit early to judge him yet and say he’s not the man to turn it around. I have 100 per cent faith he’ll get them going and Sheffield United will be fine this season.”
The thoughts from Thornton echo the opinion of form Republic of Ireland striker and now pundit, Tony Cascarino, who said it would be ‘madness’ for United to even consider it.
Complete nonsense to even suggest it
I’m not going to go into it. There’s no point. Anyone even suggesting we look at getting someone else in other than Wilder needs to have a serious word with themselves.
Wilder is Sheffield United at the moment. He stays put, above everyone else. That’s the end of the discussion really at this moment in time.