'No VAR' - Sheffield United fans react to FA Cup draw away to Millwall

Sheffield United supporters have reacted to the news that the Blades have been drawn away to Championship side Millwall in the FA Cup fourth round.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 8:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 9:04 am

United were handed the awkward-looking trip to the Den in Monday night’s draw – carried out by Arsenal legend David O’Leary and ex-England and Gunners defender-turned TV pundit Alex Scott – ahead of the third round tie between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium.

And it’s fair to say the draw has hardly captured the imagination of the Bramall Lane faithful, although some are celebrating the game will not involve VAR as only Premier League grounds are licenced to use the controversial technology at this stage of the competition.

Here’s what United fans have had to say on Twitter about the draw.

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VAR technology will not be used for Sheffield United's FA Cup fourth round clash Millwall later this month. Photo: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

@SufcLee Might be minority, but happy with that #facup draw all things considered as it’s a great opportunity to be in 5th round and get to the latter stages #twitterblades

@JodieCharles92 Why were so many Blades wanting a Steel City Derby FA Cup draw then? Can’t help but think a true Blade wouldn’t want that stress imposed on them? Happy to never have another one again #twitterblades

@RobPNicholson Millwall away is ok. Second chance for most of the fringe players to try and make a statement. Unfortunately the magic of the cup is gone for me.

@_pyeface When your uncle and majority of cousins are #Millwall but you’re a #Blade! Great draw from a family perspective. To the Den we go!

@jaclark1980 If there could have been a worse cup draw outside your own division I’m not aware of it!

@Fletch_R32 Not many worse draws than that . . . Get kicked all over for 90 minutes

@IronsideJamie We can do this and go all the way.

@tom_mansel1 Get in! Wanted Millwall away! Said no one.

@Acidburnno1 No VAR.

@1JonDavies1988 Could have been better. Tricky game that.

@deathblowff7 Not buzzing about that . . .

@LizByrnes It's not so long since Chris Wilder got the @SheffieldUnited coach to stop at a South London off-licence after a defeat at @Millwall. He gave @billysharp10 money and orders to get as much beer as he could carry. They haven't looked back since.