Chris Wilder welcomes Harry Maguire return but is focused on getting one over on former Blade
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder insists Sunday’s game against Manchester United is not about the return of Harry Maguire.
The England global came in Bramall Lane before leaving his club Hull and then Leicester, getting the world’s most expensive defender if he joined United summer time.
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However, the Blades will venture in the match ahead of the opponents from the Premier League table and also trying to extend their unbeaten run.
“I generally say it’s only another game but perhaps this one does have a bit more for this. It is Manchester United – one of the most iconic and powerful clubs in the world, and one of our former players are enjoying with them,” said Wilder.
“I am sure Harry will find a excellent reception, he has already been back with Leicester, but I don’t need this to be’that the’ Harry Maguire Show’. I need it to function as Sheffield United series. I need us to demonstrate how great we are.
“I’m convinced when his name has called out ahead of the game he will find a round of applause but make no mistake of it he is an opposition player, along with the other 10, also he’s in the enemy camp for an hour-and-a-half.
“We will be looking to expand the wonderful run that we are around and pick up where we left off at Tottenham before the international break.”
A blow for the Blades sees goalkeeper Dean Henderson miss out from his parent club. Wilder has every confidence in stand-in stopper Simon Moore.
“Simon has been outstanding ever since he’s been at the club,” said Wilder.
“He could count himself a little bit unfortunate because he was part of our League One victory and he had been exceptional all the way throughout this season.
“But with competition because it is, and also the way it must be, we’ve strengthened that department. Yes it is disappointing that Dean isn’t currently playing Simon has been patient and he will be fine on Sunday.
“it is a terrific opportunity for Simon. The supporters know how good he is, the players understand how good he is and he’ll fit in there also and I’m sure he won’t let us down”
Elsewhere from a selection perspective, Wilder will need to check on the fitness of John Egan following the centre-half suffered a head injury throughout the Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Denmark on Monday.