"It's not too late!" Ian Wright disagrees with Gary Lineker's Sheffield United verdict

Ian Wright claims Sheffield United can STILL beat the drop – despite having won just twice all season.

Sunday, 31st January 2021, 11:27 am
Chris Wilder, manager of Sheffield United, and Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City interact after the Premier League.

The Blades battled gamely in their 1-0 defeat against in-form Manchester City but the defeat leaves them 10 points adrift of 17th-placed Brighton and from safety at the bottom of the Premier League.

Chris Wilder's side couldn’t replicate their midweek heroics, when they stunned Manchester United with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford, as City proved too strong, although they were restricted to just one goal by the visitors.

However, the nature of recent performances has given the Blades some faint hope of getting out of bother.

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Former Arsenal striker Wright, speaking on Match of the Day, disagreed with presenter Gary Lineker who said he thought the upturn in form was too little, too late.

The BBC pundit admits it will be tight, but says Wilder’s men shouldn’t give up hope of survival.

“I don’t think it is too late,” he said. “Yes, they’ve had eight 1-0 losses, it’s very tight but they are working very hard.

"They need to convert a few more chances but I do believe the work they are putting in, their luck has to change.

"Chris Wilder is scratching his head but I think Sheffield United can get out of it, I’m going for it. Go get them, Sheffield United!”

The Blades are back in action on Tuesday when they host fellow strugglers West Bromich Albion at Bramall Lane in a massive game for both sides at the bottom.