Two players at the opposite end of their careers, but David McGoldrick and Morgan Gibbs-White are certainly striking up quite the understanding in Sheffield United colours.
The weekend win over Cardiff City showed Gibbs-White off at his very best. A goal, and two assists – including one for McGoldrick – cementing the Wolves star’s potential. All eyes for Blades fans are now on January, and the question over whether Wolves will indeed decide to recall their young talent.
But for now at least, he is a Sheffield United player. And according to the experienced McGoldrick, Gibbs-White can go on and be as good as he wants in the future.
“Yeah he’s got the world at his feet. You know, great kid, great player. He’s got all the ability in the world”, McGoldrick said after the win at Cardiff.
“He just needs to play games and he’s doing that here. He’s expressing himself, got the license and free spirit to go out there. We want him to go and create. He’s going to lose the ball sometimes. All good players do that but as long as he’s in the right positions and scoring goals like that I don’t mind what he does.”
Gibbs-White has been moved more centrally under Paul Heckingbottom. The second half at Cardiff was a big demonstration of this, and United fans will be looking forward to more in the coming weeks.
Our View: McGoldrick and Gibbs-White crucial to Sheffield United success
They might be at different stages of their career, but both can have an equal impact on this season. Of course, Gibbs-White is producing the moments of magic at the moment. However, it’s no coincidence United have picked up with McGoldrick in the team.
He showed against Stoke earlier in the campaign that he can change games. And against Bristol and now Cardiff he’s once again proven just how good he is. Not many players know the Championship like Didzy, so it’s essential we get him firing.
We all know as Blades fans that McGoldrick will miss chances. But like others in this Blades squad, the first XI simply seems to tick over better with Didzy involved.