Alan Knill's future, Jesse Lingard near miss and the Blades' big problem: All the day's big Sheffield United stories

The European Super League looks to have been headed off at the pass, but there are still a number of topics on the news agenda at Bramall Lane.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 6:18 pm

Here’s a recap of the day’s best Sheffield United stories, brought to you as ever by your dedicated team at The Star.

Sheffield clubs’ owners have been served a warning they must heed

In his latest Star column, Alan Biggs discusses the Super League shambles – arguing that Sheffield may be about to suffer an unwanted footballing first, but a prize even more sacred to this city’s heritage is intact.

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Alan Knill was Chris Wilder's assistant at Sheffield United: Andrew Yates/Sportimage

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Super League idea may be dead for now – but Blades and Owls agree on the need for change

Fans of the two professional Sheffield clubs disagree on much, but both sides of the Steel City agree on one thing – that something needs to change to prevent the game’s geedy giants making another shameless power grab

Blades fan hilariously recreates photo of him suffering relegation pain, 14 years on

Blades fan Chris Dewick was just 11 years old when Sheffield United were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the 2006/07 season. His anguish was caught on camera as he leaned on his dad Philip’s shoulder, tears streaming down his face.

Fourteen years on, Father and son recreated the pose, Philip even dusting off the same jacket he was wearing at Bramall Lane in May 2007, and Chris posted it on Twitter. The photo has been shared widely and Chris explained why he did it.

Prince Abdullah reveals change of heart that prevented Jesse Lingard signing

Prince Abdullah, the Sheffield United owner, has confirmed that the Blades were planning to sign Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard in the January transfer window, before the England international ultimately signed for West Ham United.

The one area of the pitch where Sheffield United will be vulnerable to Premier League transfer predators

Sheffield United have been warned it is inevitable that some of Bramall Lane’s most talented players will depart this summer, as a direct consequence of being relegated from the Premier League.

Paul Heckingbottom reveals the one thing Sheffield United can not afford to do this summer

Despite conceding Sheffield United should expect to lose some of their most influential performers this summer after being relegated from the Premier League, Paul Heckingbotton has insisted it is vital the core of the squad he inherited from Chris Wilder remains intact if the club is to win promotion from the Championship at the first attempt.

The familiar figure still turning up to Sheffield United's games

Despite not appearing on the touchline for over a month, Sheffield United’s former assistant manager Alan Knill has continued to attend the club’s fixtures since reportedly rejecting the offer of a position within its technical department.