Sheffield United fans can now pretend they are Chris Wilder on Football Manager while stuck at home - FOR FREE

With many people off work and forced to stay indoors due to the coronavirus, the lack of football being played is also hitting us hard.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 5:03 pm
You can now try to be even better than Chris Wilder by playing Football Manager 20 for free for a week

So in an attempt to help football fans get their fix and give you all something else to think about away from self-isolation, the developers behind the Football Manager game have brought joy to the nation.

The company tweeted on Wednesday that for a week, they would be allowing everyone free access to play the game on a PC or a Mac.

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They said: “Football Manager 2020 is now completely free to play on Steam until 3PM (GMT) on March 25th for PC/Mac #FM20. Your season is just beginning...”

The head of Sports Interactive Games, MIles Jacobson, had already said yesterday: Just to let everyone know that we will not be doing an update to #FM20 to reflect this or postponed leagues as we want it to be an escape from Covid-19, not a reminder of it. Stay safe everyone x”

The gesture means Sheffield United fans can attempt to better what even Chris Wilder has done at the Blades this season, while we await news of when football is likely to return again.