Billy Sharp STARTS: Sheffield United fans’ verdict on striker starting against Manchester City

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has handed a rare start to captain Billy Sharp for tonight’s match against champions Manchester City at Bramall Lane.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 6:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 6:54 pm

The 33-year-old frontman makes only his second Premier League start of the season, with Lys Mousset dropping to the bench.

Wilder has also made a change in midfield with Mo Bešić replacing John Lundstram.

Here’s how United fans have reacted on Twitter to the manager’s team selection tonight.

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@keithwall1955 #twitterblades Nice to see Besic get a start as I think Lunny needs a rest. Is McGoldrick still injured or are the transfer rumours correct ?? Also nice to see Billy get a start but rightly or wrongly I feel it could be his last game for us even though he says he wants to stay.

@djSJBirds Absolutely delighted to see @billysharp10 getting his first PL start for the mighty Blades

@Salmoninho Perfection

@JordLowe1993 Sharp and McBurnie, same player. No pace options there when we are gunna have 28% possession

Billy Sharp starts for Sheffield United against champions Manchester City at Bramall Lane tonight. Photo: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

@molliedalton10 Sharp hat-trick incoming

@benscribbles Billy starts. Can’t wait for this.

@Utdsback3 I know he wants game time but he’s not good enough to start.

@JohnnyFaz90 Billy starting against the champions of England for HIS club in the Premier League ... love to see it. #sufc #twitterblades

@HispanicHammer The living Legend gets the start AND the armband today

@ViewFromJohnSt Just our luck! Laporte, widely regarded as man Man City have been lacking to launch title defence, returns from injury at Bramall Lane. Job just got a bit more difficult. #sufc #twitterblades