VIDEO: Sheffield United's victory over Oxford 'a triumph of courage and conviction'

Sheffield United's victory over Oxford this afternoon showed that Blades players will still scrap and fight for each other.

Saturday, 27th August 2016, 5:21 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th August 2016, 6:31 pm

That's the view of The Star's Blades writer James Shield - who also revealed that Alan Knill, United's assistant manager, faced the media afterwards due to Chris Wilder's long-standing policy of not doing so after beating one of his former clubs.

"Privately, Chris will be delighted his first win has come against one of his old clubs," James said.

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"What that shows to me is that no matter what people think about United's squad - and there are clearly areas still to be worked on - what they do have is an awful lot of bottle.

"They played some good stuff but this win is a real triumph of courage and conviction."

Watch the video above to see James' full thoughts on the victory.