Sheffield United renew their quest for a win this season in the Premier League in their midweek fixture. The side welcomes Manchester United at the Bramall Lane. The match schedules for Thursday with kickoff at 11 pm.
The Blades broke QPR’s record for the longest start in the Premier League without a win since 2012 after 11 matches. They are currently operating with the worst possible start in the Premier League history. The side welcomes a team with a flawless away record so far this season.
Chris Wilder entered last weekend pumped with energy to get his team through a shaming start in the Premier League against the Saints. A win last weekend at St. Mary’s Park would have ended his wait for a win after 11 league games.
Upon the final whistle at the camp, it ended in a 3-0 loss to Southampton, who climbed to the top four in the ranking. The win puts Chris Wilder in an awkward stance with only one point from the opening 12 games.
When these two sides last met in one of the first matches since lockdown, it proved a showdown between the two Champions League hopefuls. Things have changed over the months, with Manchester United drawn against Real Sociedad in the Europa League.
However, Ole Gunnar’s away form in the league has been impressive, managing to pick 15 points of their 20 on their travels.
Sheffield United vs. Manchester United Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other, with Sheffield United taking home zero wins while Manchester United with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Southampton 3-0 Sheffield
Sheffield 1-2 Leicester
West Brom 1-0 Sheffield
Sheffield 0-1 West Ham
Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield
Man United 0-0 Man City
RB Leipzig 3-2 Manchester United
West Ham 1-3 Manchester United
Man United 1-3 PSG
Southampton 2-3 Man United
Sheffield United Team News
Chris Wilder will remain without the services of Jack O’Connell, who continues with a long term injury. Oli McBurnie remains a major doubt after landing heavily on his shoulders during their defeat at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Manchester United Team News
Edinson Cavani remains a doubt after missing out on the Manchester Derby. Anthony Martial started on the bench last weekend and looks fit to start alongside Rashford in the attacking positions. Alex Telles might start this Thursday after missing last weekend.
Prediction and Odds
We cannot turn down the impressive away from Red Devils, especially against the frailties for the home side.
Man United Win
Goals Under 2.5
Home: No Score