Why Mo Besic says Sheffield United will be an even bigger force to be reckoned with next season after impressive start to life back in Premier League

Mo Besic believes Sheffield United will be an even bigger force to be reckoned with next season after adjusting to life back in the Premier League.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 4:37 pm

The Blades have certainly made a superb fist of their first six months or so in the top flight, and go into the break for the FA Cup fourth round this weekend sitting seventh in the table.

Besic, on loan from Everton, is one of very few players in Chris Wilder's squad who had any experience of the Premier League at all before the season began.

But Besic, a Bosnia and Herzegovina international, said: "We just look up and don't look back anymore.

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Rodrigo of Manchester City is tackled by Muhamed Besic of Sheffield Utd: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

"We are on 33 points and we want to get as many more points as quickly as possible.

"This is a learning season as well; this is our first Premier League season and next season, we will be even better.

"But it is step by step. We don't set targets, and just keep going."

Besic was speaking after he made a rare Premier League start for the Blades on Tuesday night, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Manchester City.

United gave a good account of themselves in both games against the reigning top-flight champions, and were undone by a moment of class from Kevin De Bruyne in the game at Bramall Lane after Dean Henderson had made several superb saves.

"It was similar to the first game and a hard game," Besic added. "The quality and their goal was from a world-class pass. We just play our game and we just needed to add a bit of quality on the end. We had a chance two minutes before the goal and if we'd scored that, it was 1-0. We gave it a hard go and this is a really tough place to come.

"I think they (City) know this and they were very happy after the game.

"We are just disappointed that we did not take a point - like with the first game when we should have as well, in my opinion."