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Monday, 14th December 2020, 1:17 pm

United are now winless in 11 of their 12 opening Premier League matches following yesterday’s 3-0 beating at high-flying Southampton.

The defeat leaves the rock-bottom Blades eight points from safety as attention now turns to Thursday night’s tough assignment with Manchester United.

Make sure you stay with us throughout the day for the fall-out from yet another defeat as well as the latest developments from the United camp.

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Sheffield United news LIVE: Fall-out to Southampton drubbing | Chris Wilder on owner’s support |

Last updated: Monday, 14 December, 2020, 13:22

  • Fall-out from Southampton defeat
  • Defeat leaves rock bottom Blades seven points from safety
  • Owner comes out in support of boss Chris Wilder
  • Build-up to Manchester United

Yesterday’s heroes and villains . . .

The experts have been number-crunching . . .

Revealed: Where Sheffield United will finish in Premier League - according to data experts

With the transfer window approaching, there is a focus top-flight clubs and their league performances so far, with an eye on where they could finish.

Freeman out of action until New Year

Sheffield United loan watch: Luke Freeman faces lay-off at Nottingham Forest after 'successful' operation and Rhys Norrington-Davies returns for Luton Town

Sheffield United are now seven points from safety at the bottom of the Premier League after yesterday’s 3-0 defeat at Southampton.

What the pundits said about United’s latest defeat

“Sacking the manager? I don't know if that would be the best option" - what former Manchester United star and other pundits said after Sheffield United's defeat at Southampton

Sheffield United’s horrendous start to the season continued when they were convincingly beaten 3-0 by Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday.

Very sad news . . . RIP John

Sheffield United and Premier League latest as Everton prepare to offload reported £70k-a-week winger

The January transfer window is just around the window – a four-week period which could be make or break for Sheffield United.

Hasenhütt on victory over United

'In very good shape' - How Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl saw 3-0 victory over Sheffield United

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl says his side had an answer to every issue posed of them by Sheffield United today as they came away comfortable 3-0 visitors at St Mary's.

Saints talking points

The long and painstaking process that threatens to kill off Sheffield United's survival hopes - FIVE points from Blades defeat to Southampton

The devil is usually in the detail so, before picking through the transcript of HRH Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s interview ahead of kick-off, which was designed to be a gesture of support and solidarity from Sheffield United’s owner, it came as no surprise to see Chris Wilder cutting a subdued figure as he analysed a performance which, until a difficult finale, he felt was satisfactory for the most part.

In case you missed this . . .

Chris Wilder's warning to Sheffield United players after latest defeat at Southampton

Chris Wilder admits his Sheffield United players' confidence has taken a big knock by their poor run of form - but has warned that they must "snap out of it sooner rather than later" if they are to retain their Premier League status this season.

Sheffield United manager attacks "lazy" punditry

Chris Wilder has rejected claims that Sheffield United should change their system until a replacement for injured defender Jack O’Connell is signed, describing suggestions that opponents have discovered how to nullify his tactics as “lazy” punditry.

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