Sheffield United: 'I want a season ticket!' - Leading pundit compares Blades to Barcelona after thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester United

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder (left) and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shake hands: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder (left) and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shake hands: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder (left) and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shake hands: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. | PA (Press Association)
Sheffield United’s 3-3 draw with Manchester United this afternoon only earned them a point – but also gained them plenty of plaudits.

And one of the most impressed by United’s display was Graeme Souness, the former Liverpool defender who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports.

John Fleck and Lys Mousset put the Blades 2-0 ahead, before goals from Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford, in a seven-minute spell, put the visitors 3-2 ahead.

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But Oli McBurnie came off the bench to earn the Blades a point and extend their unbeaten Premier League run to six games.

"I think they are a great watch," he told Sky Sports. "For 70 minutes I was really enjoying how they were playing.

"They go long when they have to. It was only when Mousset went off they didn't stretch United back so much, allowing United to squeeze up, and that is when they came right into the game.

"John Fleck said in his interview that they don't have the quality of the other teams. I disagree with that because as well as going long at the right times, there were times when they were like Barcelona in tight areas.

"They have got great qualities, they really have.

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"It was only when Sheffield United tired and Manchester United scored a great goal that they got back into it. But I think it would have been very hard on Sheffield United not to get something.

"They are a really good team and will be hard to play against because they mix their game up.

"Do not take anything away from them because they have some real technicians in midfield who can get them out of tight areas and deliver cute passes.

"I want a season ticket."

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