A general view of a Blades fan inside Bramall Lane: Jan Kruger/PA Wire.

Sheffield United season player ratings: Who led the way in The Star's matchday marks?

The curtain has finally come down on a season of struggle for Sheffield United as they waved goodbye to the Premier League after two seasons.

With competition for the end-of-season awards nowhere near as fierce as in recent seasons, it was no surprise to see David McGoldrick and Aaron Ramsdale walk away with the main gongs for their performances in 2020/21.

But was that reflected in The Star’s matchday marks, handed out after every game last season?

This season was very different to last. In the Blades’ first back in the top flight, and indeed for most of the seasons that Chris Wilder was in charge, the starting XI didn’t change an awful lot.

Last year it felt as though you could have handed out the same teamsheet every week, with the backline in particular barely changing from match to match.

However this time around, injuries played their part in making the team very disjointed and Wilder and his temporary successor were barely able to field the same team for two games in a row, let alone more than that.

We went back to crunch the numbers and find out who scored highest on average in a season that most Blades will want to forget. Players must have had a minimum of nine ratings to qualify.

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