Sheffield United: Arsenal legend heaps praise on 'fantastic' boss Chris Wilder

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has heaped praise on Chris Wilder amid reports the Blades boss is on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 3:00 pm
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder celebrates his side's equaliser in 3-3 draw against Manchester United at Bramall Lane. Photo: Darren Staples/Sportimage

Parlour, a member of Arsene Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ team in 2004, made his comments during Friday morning’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT and before Unai Emery was sacked as Arsenal manager.

Speaking in response to a caller wanting Wilder to replace Emery at the Emirates, the ex-Hull City and Middlesbrough star said: “(Sheffield United) are so organised, everybody knows what their jobs are. (Jack) O'Connell, he is one of the three at the back and he ends up on the left handside crossing balls into the box.

“Also, what I like about Sheffield United (is that) there are no superstars. Everybody is really in it together. There is no one who stands out and says ‘oh look, he’s a big player’. I think everybody knows their jobs – and they do their jobs perfectly.

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“And at the weekend (against Manchester United), I'm sure Chris will look at that team and say ‘that’s all down to me, working hard with this team during the week and they’re executing exactly what we do in training’ and they’re getting results. That is fantastic when you look at it like that.”

Wilder, who has been linked to the West Ham job in recent weeks, guided the Blades to a 1-0 win over the Gunners at Bramall Lane last month.