Sheffield United LIVE: Latest on pursuit of Manchester United star plus other transfer news and gossip from Bramall Lane

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Monday, 18th January 2021, 3:21 pm

United were unable to make it three wins on the bounce when they were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane yesterday.

We’ll have more reaction to that defeat which leaves Chris Wilder’s side firmly anchored at the bottom of the Premier League with just five points to their name, the latest on what the Blades are up to during the January transfer window and everything else coming out of the Lane.

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SUFC LIVE: United step up pursuit of Man Utd star

Last updated: Monday, 18 January, 2021, 14:57

  • Blades lose 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Defeat leaves United anchored at the bottom with just five points
  • Chris Wilder’s men now 11 points adrift of safety
  • Latest transfer news and gossip
  • Updates from the treatment room

They weren’t impressed . . .

'The quality simply isn't there' - what former Liverpool defender and other pundits said about Sheffield United's defeat to Tottenham Hotspur

Sheffield United’s bid to make it three wins on the trot was ended with a error-strewn defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

He’s enjoying life in Belgium

The making of Sheffield United starlet Ismaila Coulibaly, a young man who has had to grow up fast

As a young man just turned 20 years of age and learning his craft around 5,000 miles from home, Ismaila Coulibaly has had to grow up fast.

Yesterday’s heroes and villains . . .

Set-piece goals and the harsh realities of the Premier League: Heroes and villains from Sheffield United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2

Sheffield United suffered the latest defeat in what is threatening to become a miserable season yesterday as they went down 3-1 at home to title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur.

RND ‘excellent’ on debut

Sheffield United loan watch: Rhys Norrington-Davies 'excellent' on Stoke City debut as George Broadbent makes Beerschot bow

Sheffield United’s quest to make it a hat-trick of wins in just eight days was dashed as they were swept aside by Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane yesterday.

What Jose had to say . . .

What pleased Jose Mourinho the most about Tottenham Hotspur's victory at Sheffield United

Jose Mourinho was pleased that his Tottenham Hotspur side matched the "intensity" that he felt Sheffield United usually play with in their 3-1 win over the Blades at Bramall Lane.

Basham on Tottenham goals

Chris Basham explains what's hurting Sheffield United the most after defeat to Tottenham

It’s not conceding goals that bothered the Sheffield United players after their defeat to Tottenham … it’s how they let them in.

Wilder defends his side following Spurs loss

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder defends his team

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder refused to heap too much criticism on his players’ shoulders following their defeat by Tottenham Hotspur, suggesting that fatigue had been a factor during the meeting with Jose Mourinho’s side.

Boss offers update on transfers

The spotlight at Sheffield United returns to transfers

Sheffield United are continuing the process of attempting to sign the two new players Chris Wilder believes could hold the key to the club’s Premier League survival hopes, despite failing to make the early breakthrough in the transfer their manager craved.

Chris Wilder on JOC’s return

Sheffield United manager cautions against expecting key player to return any time soon

Chris Wilder has warned his decision to include Jack O’Connell’s name on the squad list Sheffield United will shortly submit to the Premier League does not mean the centre-half is poised to return from injury.

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