The Blades showed what their intentions are when they managed to secure the signing of James Wilson on-loan from Man United for the rest of the season recently.
Sheffield United obviously are looking up not down after making this deal.
Chris Wilder clearly believes his side have what it takes to make a serious push to finish in the play-off places in the Championship and possibly do what Huddersfield Town did last season under David Wagner.
Manchester United confirmed the deal with the following post on their official website:
“Manchester United striker James Wilson has joined Championship side Sheffield United on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 season,”
“The English centre-forward came through the ranks of the Academy and famously scored twice on his first-team debut, under the interim management of Ryan Giggs against Hull City in May 2014, before going on to net two more goals during Louis van Gaal’s spell as manager.
“This will be Wilson’s third loan spell in the Championship, after bagging five goals in 27 appearances at Brighton & Hove Albion during the 2015/16 season, prior to his spell at Derby being cut short by the aforementioned injury.”
Wilder certainly seemed pleased with the addition of the striker who is coming back from serious knee injury and will be getting sharper all the time.
The United boss was keen to utilise his new addition as he sent Wilson on in the steel City derby last weekend and the striker looked decent against arch rivals Sheffield Wednesday in their 0-0 draw at Bramall Lane which saw United move back into the play-off places.
Wilder had this to say about the player when talking to the Blades’ official website:
“James has a fantastic pedigree having come through the ranks at Manchester United and importantly has some good Championship experience,”
“He says he is raring to go and is the fittest he has ever been, so couple that with his undoubted ability and desire to impress, than I’m sure he will improve the group.”
So hopefully for Blades fans James Wilson can help Sheffield United into the play-offs and perhaps even the Premier League.