Shocking racist abuse; Newcastle United fans in a flap and Dean Henderson Man Utd update: Sheffield United stories you may have missed this week

Despite the continued lack in action it’s been another busy week on the news front at Bramall Lane.

Sunday, 24th May 2020, 12:05 pm
John Egan and his Sheffield United team mates returned to group training this week, as the Premier League's 'Project Restart' ramps upSimon Bellis/Sportimage

As usual our Sheffield United writers have been keeping you in touch with everything that’s been going on, plus throwing in a few lesser known tales on current and former players.

So, in case you have missed anything, here’s a handy round-up fro the past seven days…

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Last week, as this would have been the end of the campaign in normal circumstances, James Shield decided to hand out some honours to celebrate the club’s achievements: An ‘alternative’ list of trophies following a truly memorable season for everyone associated with Bramall Lane.

PROJECT RESTART ROUND-UP

The players returned to group training this week – see our gallery here – as ‘Project Restart’ ramps up, and there were a number of stories around the proposed return of Premier League foootball and the hurdles that have to be overcome.

And Wilder recalled a tale that proved he was prepared for anything that’s thrown at him in management

BLADES PLAYER FACES ‘SHOCKING’ ABUSE

A United player has revealed that he was racially abused after returning home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

NEWCASTLE UNITED FANS GET CAUGHT UP IN BLADES OWNERSHIP ‘MYSTERY’

Earlier this week, Companies House documents revealed a change in status over United’s ownership, which caused something of minor frenzy. Not so much here, however, but in the North East. While waiting for news of their own Saudi-backed potential takeover to go through, Newcastle United fans thought there was a link.

And then it was all cleared up by the bosses at Bramall Lane

BLADES HAVE THEIR PRIORITIES RIGHT

In his weekly column, James Shield outlined what he thought was ‘the most important statement I have heard anyone in the industry utter during the coronavirus crisis.’

HIGH HOPES OVER HENDERSON

Chris Wilder is “confident” that Manchester United will allow Dean Henderson to remain at Bramall Lane until the Premier League season is completed, after revealing talks aimed at extending the goalkeeper’s loan are now underway.

AFRICAN DRAMA

Much further afield, James brought us the story of a former Blade who is causing a stir in his home continent

And finally…