Former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker, Stan Collymore, has claimed certain clubs should be ’embarrassed’ if they miss out on Europe to Sheffield United.
The Blades are currently fifth and in with a chance of landing a top-seven spot this term. Indeed, their hopes were increased further this weekend when Manchester City were banned from European football for the next two seasons. That has opened up a spot to claim, with City more or less nailed on to finish 2nd.
However, despite their excellent performances this season, Collymore took to Twitter to instead say the likes of Arsenal, Spurs, and Manchester United should be embarrassed if they are pipped by the Blades.
“If Spurs, United, Arsenal, don’t or can’t pull their finger out at the gift they’ve been given (City), plus the thought of Sheffield United embarrassing them in the process, the want f**king”, Collymore said.
Collymore has been vocal about the Blades in recent times. He claimed earlier in the campaign that United should only be in 12th place given their current points total.
Furthermore, he also said if the Blades do make Europe, it will be as good as Man City winning the league with over 100 points.
One thing is for sure with Collymore and that’s that he isn’t afraid to air his views.
Another one for the wall?
Chris Wilder has shown us in recent weeks how he pins up certain comments on the wall around Bramall Lane. Is this, then, another chance for Wilder to seek an advantage?
Collymore’s comments are probably not meant as a direct dig at the Blades. However, they once again show a bit of disregard for United’s achievements.
If Wilder and his squad do make Europe it will be on merit. It won’t be because someone has handed them something. Nor will it be because other teams supposedly can’t get their act together.
You finish in the table where you deserve to finish after 38 games. If that happens to be top seven for the Blades, then it will be richly-deserved.