Sheffield United’s record signing Sander Berge was handed his full debut by manager Chris Wilder in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Norwegian international only signed from Genk for £22m last Thursday but he was named in the starting line up at Selhurst Park and lasted 68 minutes before he was replaced by John Lundstram. The victory against the Eagles moved the Blades up to fifth in the Premier League briefly but Berge wants his new team to keep pushing until the end of the season:
“The club can go a long way, that’s the ambition. For me, it’s about adapting to the team and the Premier League. Fifth in the league is fantastic but we cannot stop there, we’ll just push forward and try and win the next game.”
They are certainly very much outsiders for a top-four finish, with the likes of Tottenham, Wolves and Manchester United all in the chasing pack, but Wilder’s side are only six points off Chelsea with 13 games remaining.
The Blades have done remarkable things this season already, considering they were only promoted at the start of the campaign, and they have proven they are more than a match for most teams in the Premier League. Could they do the unthinkable and finish fourth? Stranger things have happened.