How Sheffield United supporters gave new boy Sander Berge "goosebumps" after 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday

Record signing Sander Berge admits he "got goosebumps" after being serenaded by jubilant Sheffield United supporters at the end of their win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 5:55 pm

Berge, United's £22m purchase from Genk, made his Blades debut at Selhurst Park, and got off to a flying start as the Blades won 1-0 thanks to Vicente Guaita's horror-show own goal.

The Palace 'keeper dropped Ollie Norwood's corner over his own line for the only goal of the game, while Berge was replaced in the 68th minute by fellow midfielder John Lundstram.

After the game Berge was pushed to the forefront of United's squad by skipper Billy Sharp, while United's fans - some of whom had brought Norweigan flags with them for the occasion - serenaded their newest signing with a rendition of his terrace anthem, to the tune of Oasis' She's Electric.

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Debutant Sander Berge of Sheffield United celebrates in front of the away section after the Blades' 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Skipper Sharp had helped spread the word about that song by sharing it on Twitter and with United's social media team, before it got its first outing at Selhurst Park.

Berge paused to take in the scenes and still had a smile on his face when he emerged to face the media some time later.

"That moment was fantastic," he said.

"Thanks to Billy for the song but also for the fans at the end for singing it.

"I got goosebumps at the end.

"It's easy to come into this team. I only had one and a half training sessions [before the game] more or less, but the way we fought in this game and got the win in the end, was massive."

Berge made his full debut after joining the Blades on Thursday.

"I'd only been at the club a short time so to go straight in was special," he added.

"I enjoyed it and tried to make the best of it. It's an easy team to adapt to because we have a clear plan of how we want to play. But it's the Premier League and I'm used to Belgium.

"I think I worked harder in 60 minutes than I ever did in 90 minutes in Belgium! It's a new world for me."