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Sheffield United boss praises “outstanding” Man United star ahead of Premier League clash



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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has offered big praise to one “outstanding” Manchester United player ahead of their Premier League clash.

The Reds will be turning their attention to the Premier League encounter against Sheffield United, who sit rock bottom of the table.

After progressing to the FA Cup final on the weekend, Erik ten Hag’s men will surprisingly not be full of confidence going into this game.

United wasted a 3-0 lead against Coventry and were inches away from losing the clash if not for VAR intervention in the 120th minute.

They will face Manchester City in the final, which appears to be the only real game of importance for Ten Hag’s side now this season.

However, they cannot let things slip further in the Premier League, with their last league victory coming at the beginning of March.

Ahead of the Old Trafford encounter, Chris Wilder held special praise for Harry Maguire, who came through the youth academy at Sheffield United.

Maguire was the only fit centre-back for United in their FA Cup semi-final and started the game alongside Casemiro. The defender admitted that he had not trained throughout the week due to a knock but he played 120 minutes of the clash and scored a header.

Asked about Maguire in his latest press conference, Wilder said: “Outstanding, we’ve all seen his progression we are delighted for him. To play for your country, he hasn’t had it easy.

“When you move to a club like Man United there’s a lot of games, a lot of advantages playing for a world class football club, an iconic football club, but there’s also a lot of pressure put on you, by everybody, media, supporters, worldwide right the way through.

“He’s endured some tough times, as well all do, as we are doing right now, at an international level and from a club point of view, but the way he handles himself is first class, you know, humble guy, worked extremely hard to get into the position and deservedly so, and let’s not forget, he’s an absolute shoe-in for England.”