Blades striker, Oli McBurnie, has said he is delighted to see Chris Wilder given a new deal, despite it being hard work under the United gaffer.

Wilder was rewarded for his fine work this season with a bumper new four and a half year deal on Friday. Following the announcement, the Blades went on to beat West Ham. That result put them fifth in the table on Friday evening.

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Oli McBurnie got the winner for Sheffield United on Friday. (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Indeed, it was McBurnie who got the winner against the Hammers. And speaking after the game, he admitted he’s happy for his boss.

“The gaffer and staff have created something special and a lot of players have as well. So to see him and the staff rewarded and commit their futures is great for the boys and the club,” McBurnie said (Sheffield Star).

However, the big striker admitted that Wilder doesn’t let the players have it easy. McBurnie commented further to say that it can be very hard at times under Wilder.

“Not easy! It can be tough at times but that’s sometimes what I need. He knows how to get the best out of players. He’s great at man-management and got the motivational side of it too,” McBurnie commented when asked about what it’s like to play under Wilder.

McBurnie improving by the week

We’ve said before how Chris Wilder seems to improve players over time through coaching.

That certainly seems to be the case with McBurnie. The big striker has come on leaps and bounds in the last month or two after a slow start to his Blades career.

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McBurnie now has four goals this season for the Blades. (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

He’s scored winning goals against both Brighton and West Ham. Furthermore, he snatched a late equaliser against Man United.

After signing for £20m, the expectancy level is high when it comes to McBurnie at Bramall Lane. However, it’s abundantly clear he is happy and working hard for his manager.

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