He played over 250 games for the Blades during a successful playing spell - and former goalkeeper Paddy Kenny further endeared himself to Sheffield United supporters before yesterday's 1-1 draw at Brentford.
Kenny, who helped United reach semi-finals of the FA and League Cup and two play-off semi-finals during his time at Bramall Lane, went on to play for QPR and Leeds before hanging up his gloves.
But United has never left his blood, and he was filmed amongst the Blades fans at Griffin Park yesterday - singing an anti-Sheffield Wednesday song. Kenny was a member of the United side that won 2-1 at Hillsborough in 2006 - the last red and white victory in Wednesday's back yard until September's 4-2 victory, masterminded by current Blades boss Chris Wilder.
“My happiest memories, by a country mile, are my time with Sheffield United,” Kenny said in an interview with The Star's Paul Davis back in September.
“I had two good years at QPR, winning promotion to the Premier League and staying up on the last day of the season, but, going back, my heart’s at United. It’s such a special club. People don’t realise how special.
"People inside the club, I still speak to them on a weekly basis and I haven’t been there for six or seven years. “Whenever you want to go to a game, they can’t do enough with tickets and looking after you. I watched quite a few games last season - you see, they look after you.”