Sky Sports pundit, Paul Merson, has warned against Blades fans getting too carried away just yet.
United sit fifth in the Premier League following their draw at Spurs at the weekend. A goal from George Baldock cancelled out Heung Min Son’s opener. However, the game was marred in controversy as VAR ruled out what looked a perfectly good goal from David McGoldrick.
Despite that decision, United rallied and had their equaliser soon after. Baldock getting a slice of luck with his finish after some fine build-up play.
And former Arsenal and Portsmouth midfielder Merson has been impressed with what he has seen, although he warned against the club resting on their laurels.
“I still think there’s a long way to go. I do. This league is relentless. Especially coming up to December when you play Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday. You lose three games on the trot, them three turn into six, and you’re in a relegation battle,” Merson said, speaking on Sky Sports’ ‘The Debate’ last night.
Impressed with Wilder
Merson admitted he had seen a lot of United this season and unlike a lot of pundits earlier in the season, he has been impressed.
Speaking further on the subject, Merson admitted that the worry for United will be keeping hold of Wilder.
“A lot of people will be looking at this manager. He’s a phenomenal football manager. He’s an absolute credit,” Merson added.
Fellow studio guest, Jermaine Beckford concurred, admitting he could see big clubs taking a look at Wilder.
We’ll just enjoy the ride
Losing three on the bounce or six on the bounce is not something that even enters Blades fans’ heads. And, frankly, the majority of fans would probably say ‘so what?’.
The fact United sit fifth in the Premier League is beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. Chris Wilder could lose ten on the bounce and the fans still wouldn’t turn on him.
Having said that, it’s hard to see it even happening. The performances so far have been brilliant. Yes, the Blades will lose games but it’s hard to imagine them entering into such a rut.
Sky Sports and their pundits will have to say a lot more to get most Blades fans even remotely worried.