West Ham warned about Sheffield United visit

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has lavished praise on Sheffield United ahead of his team’s visit to Bramall Lane, insisting Chris Wilder’s side have “set the Premier League alight” with their bold approach since being promoted last term.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 4:55 pm
Sheffield United drew 1-1 with West Ham at the London Stadium earlier this season: John Walton/PA Wire.

Speaking ahead of Friday’s match, the Scotland international warned his colleagues they must perform at their absolute best or risk becoming the eighth top-flight side beaten by United this term.

Snodgrass, who was on target for West Ham during October’s 1-1 draw between the two clubs in London, said: “They (United) are a great team, they’re a very good side, a very good bunch of lads with a top manager.

“It’s another test where we must match them for work-rate, desire and application because, listen, they don’t leave anything out there. They give everything.”

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“They have a top manager who, for me, has set the Premier League alight this year with how he has come in and has took it to teams and tried to have a go,” Snodgrass added.

United will enter the fixture in eighth while West Ham are 16th, having won both of their outings under new manager David Moyes.