Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has become the latest pundit to pile the praise on Sheffield United.
The Blades saw off Burnley with a comfortable performance at Bramall Lane yesterday. David McGoldrick and John Lundstram led the way for United against Sean Dyche’s men.
Chris Wilder’s charges were written off before the season started. Indeed, even a few games in, some pundits were doubting United’s credentials. The likes of Garth Crooks and Danny Mills among those to take a dig.
However, that doesn’t seem to be the case this weekend. Ex-Premier League midfielder Tim Cahill observed the Blades against Burnley and he was full of complements.
“At home Sheffield United are organised, they have got the way they play, they’re confident,” Cahill said (BBC Radio Five Live).
Cahill played against United in different spells in both the Championship and Premier League. He lined up for both Everton and Millwall when Neil Warnock was in charge.
The former Australian international, however, is suitably impressed with Chris Wilder it seems.
“Their manager has shown that they can be adaptable to so many different styles and the league. I am a big fan of Chris Wilder and what he has done there,” Cahill added.
“They are doing really well in the Premier League and they have taken it in their stride.”
Proving the pundits wrong
It’s becoming almost embarrassing for some pundits now. It really is. The likes of Crooks and Mills must be looking on at United’s performances and wondering what they even said.
Key to being a good pundit is research. Anyone who watched United last season will have known what to expect.
Yes, the performance levels have increased. But the fundamentals of Chris Wilder’s team are still there. Intensity, hard work, and good football have propelled the Blades into sixth in the Premier League.
Tim Cahill, then, is probably one of many who will have positive things to say about Sheffield United in the coming months.