Blades star Sander Berge has spoken of the influence Chris Wilder has on both him and proceedings at Bramall Lane in general.
The Blades gaffer has, as we know, overseen the massive transformation at the club in the past four years. Taking the Blades from League One to the Premier League, Wilder will go down in history as arguably the best manager the club has ever had.
And despite being in the midst of a miserable run of results which has yet to yield a victory this season, Berge has spoken (SUFC YouTube) of his admiration for Wilder.
“He’s been massive towards me, especially in the beginning,” Berge said.
“I learn a lot by him. He has a very good mindset and some motivational speeches. The way he sees football, and the way he sees I can develop and become a better player”.
Berge has seen a marked improvement in his own performances since the beginning of the new season. The Norwegian arguably being the player of the season so far and making himself almost undroppable.
Faith in the gaffer
While outsiders might start to question Wilder after such a miserable run of form, those inside Bramall Lane and close to the club won’t even entertain the idea.
Berge’s comments here ram home that notion that he – and probably most of the players – are still fully invested in Wilder’s plan.
It’s vital they are, too. The Premier League era has been largely one of excitment and positivity under Wilder. But now, more than ever, it needs all players and management pulling in the same direction.
Berge, then, is clearly on board and will be key if the Blades are to turn things around.