What rival managers have said about Sheffield United this season, including Burnley, Middlesbrough - gallery

With six weeks or so remaining of the Championship season, Sheffield United are still in pole position to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League.

The Blades are three points clear of third-placed Middlesbrough, with a game in hand over Michael Carrick’s men, ahead of their return to Championship action on April 1 away at Norwich City.

Any hopes United had of catching leaders Burnley have gone, with Vincent Kompany's men 13 points clear at the top and 16 clear of Boro in third. But it is shaping up to be a memorable season for the Blades, as they prepare for an FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley in a month's time.

Here’s what a number of their rivals’ managers have said about the Blades this season, either before or after a game against the Blades, in reverse table order...

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