What Roy Keane said about Sheffield United's chances of beating the drop ahead of Chelsea clash

Five wins from their last seven matches have certainly given Sheffield United a lift as they set about the greatest of great escapes.

By Chris Holt
Sunday, 7th February 2021, 7:24 pm

And former Manchester United skipper Roy Keane believes the Blades have ‘given themselves a chance’ of playing in the Premier League again next season.

Speaking ahead of United’s latest huge test, against Chelsea at Bramall Lane, Keane appeared impressed by the fighting spirit shown by the Blades in recent weeks and while he still believes there’s a huge challenge ahead of Chris Wilder’s side, the former Sunderland and Ipswich boss said they are ‘having a go’.

"They've given themselves a bit of a chance - I know some people will say it doesn’t make much of a difference but it will make the group feel better, the group of players you are working with,” said Keane.

Oli McBurnie of Sheffield Utd warming up ahead of the Premier League match at Bramall Lane against Chelsea. Simon Bellis/Sportimage

"The FA Cup win (against Bristol Rovers) got them back on track and it was a big boost for them, gave them a win and obviously going to Old Trafford and getting a huge result and then going to City and putting up a good fight there.

"They've got a little bit of confidence back in the group. It's still a big ask, they still lack that real bit of quality but there's no doubt, looking at the manager and the group of players, they are going to come out fighting. To be fair they are doing that, they are having a real good go, but ... big ask."

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