Sheffield United vs Man Utd: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Manchester United will hope to add three points to their Premier League tally as they head to bottom club Sheffield United on Thursday night.
Sheffield United vs Man Utd: Predictions
Sheffield United’s season has gone from bad to worse. Long-term injuries to key players certainly haven’t helped, nor as the lack of home support at the cauldron-like Bramall Lane, but that’s still no excuse for the Blades’ return of just one point from their first 12 games of the Premier League season.
Chris Wilder’s men seem to be struggling more and more with each passing game and confidence will be at a real low ebb following their abject display in a 3-0 defeat to Southampton over the weekend, so it would take a special performance to turn their fortunes around here.
Manchester United’s inconsistencies continue to persist this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Although the Norwegian and his team have been capable of terrific results including comeback wins at West Ham and Southampton, they are also capable of the occasional collapse, as displayed by their exit from the Champions League group stages.
A draw with rivals Manchester City in the Premier League over the weekend leaves the Red Devils in ninth place in the table, although every point is important with no fewer than five teams grouped on 20 points in the top half of the table. The Mancunian side should be able to pick up three more here.
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Sheffield United vs Man Utd: Match Stats
The main issue for Sheffield United once again this season has been their lack of goals. Having scored just five goals in 12 matches so far this term, we don’t expect the Blades to get on the scoresheet against a United defence that have kept
Harry Maguire leads the way in passes for Manchester United this season with a total of 619 passes completed in just 11 games. With the hosts likely to cede possession when the visitors are in deeper areas of the pitch, the centre-back could find himself on the ball even more regularly than usual against one of his former clubs.
Sheffield United vs Man Utd: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Sheffield United 0-2 Manchester United
Sheffield United vs Man Utd: Head-to-Head
18 November 2006 – Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester United – Premier League
17 April 2007 – Manchester United 2-0 Sheffield United – Premier League
09 January 2016 – Manchester United 1-0 Sheffield United – FA Cup
24 November 2019 – Sheffield United 3-3 Manchester United – Premier League
24 June 2020 – Manchester United 3-0 Sheffield United – Premier League
This fixture was a real thriller last season, with an injury-time equaliser from Oli McBurnie cancelling out a remarkable Manchester United comeback. The Red Devils were dominant at Old Trafford though, easing to a 3-0 win back in June.