Sheffield United: Unbeatable?

Great expectations: 'Winning becomes a habit and if we carry on winning, we can only get more confident,' says Blades youngster Harry Maguire.       Picture: Steve Parkin
Great expectations: 'Winning becomes a habit and if we carry on winning, we can only get more confident,' says Blades youngster Harry Maguire. Picture: Steve Parkin
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PROMISING teenage centre-back Harry Maguire has claimed Sheffield United could go the ENTIRE season unbeaten in League One.

Since his appointment at the helm three-and-a-half months ago, boss Danny Wilson has led the Bramall Lane outfit to five wins and a draw from their opening six outings.

United are joint top of the table and Wilson has been nominated for the August manager of the month award.

Expectation levels have soared and Maguire sees no reason why the joint leaders can’t emulate Arsenal’s Invincibles side of 2004 and not lose a match.

Maguire told The Star: “We have to try and keep this unbeaten run going as long as we can. We could go unbeaten all year. Obviously it is a target.

“It has been a great start. It seems as though everything has just clicked. Danny [Wilson] has come in and done a good job. He has got us playing good football and winning games.

“Winning becomes a habit and, if we carry on winning, we will only get more confident.”

Seven years ago, the Gunners became the first team since Preston North End in 1888-89 to go through a whole season unbeaten.

Maguire, aged 18, who has started all nine outings alongside fellow defenders Neill Collins and Matt Lowton, said: “We have got the best defensive record in the league and hopefully that will still be the case come next year and we have got promotion. It is going to be key to us going up.

“We know we have got players who can score goals and hurt teams. We have got great players so if we keep clean sheets and are organised defensively we can go a long way.

“It is a tough league. There are lots of good teams at this level. It is very physical so we have to try and match them on that front and then our talent should come through.

“We have got some big games coming up and we need to make sure we keep picking up points.”

Meanwhile, Partick Thistle are reportedly interested in capturing highly-rated Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton on loan after the Ibrox youngster missed out on a temporary switch to United last week.

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