Sheffield United #tenyearchallenge: Here's how the Blades' 2009 v 2019 starting teams compare

Another hashtag has taken over our social media channels and this time it's the #tenyearchallenge.

By Nancy Frostick
Friday, 25th January 2019, 2:19 pm
Updated Friday, 25th January 2019, 2:24 pm
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There have been some funny, embarrassing and brilliant flashbacks to 2009, so we thought we'd take a look back at Sheffield United's starting line up from a decade ago. Here's a look at how the Blades have changed from their 2-0 win over Watford in the Championship on 17 January 2009, to last weekend's 1-0 loss to Swansea City.

Paddy Kenny was the man between the sticks for United ten years ago but now the task of keeping the opposition at bay has fallen to Dean Henderson.
Matt Kilgallon played for the Blades ten years ago, now Chris Basham is one of the men playing at the back.
John Egan is United's most expensive signing and plays in defence now in place of Chris Morgan who played in the 2009 season.
Greg Halford was also at the back in the match against Watford in 2009, in 2019 the Blades defence in completed by Jack O'Connell.
Academy graduate Kyle Naughton played for the Blades in 2009, in 2019 the full-back responsibilities fall to George Baldock.
Enda Stevens is the man bombing up and down the left wing in 2019, but ten years ago that job fell to Gary Naysmith.
Moving into midfield and John Fleck has replaced Brian Howard.
Joining Fleck at the heart of the Blades midfield now is Oliver Norwood, but in 2009 it was Nick Montgomery.
A red-headed midfield maestro must be a requirement for United, with Mark Duffy now in place of Stephen Quinn.
David McGoldrick is up top for the Blades where Darius Henderson was ten years before him.
Record breaking Billy Sharp has been at United for a long time, but it was Danny Webber who led the line ten years ago.