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Chris Wilder admits he is feeling the pressure with Sheffield United bottom of Premier League


Chris Wilder admits he is feeling the pressure with Sheffield United winless and rock bottom of the Premier League ahead of West Ham’s visit but urges ‘realism’ after tough fixtures

  • Sheffield United remain winless ahead of Sunday’s visit of West Ham 
  • The Blades sit bottom of the Premier League after tough start to the season
  • But manager Chris Wilder says their struggles need to be put into ‘perspective’
  • Wilder admits he is feeling the pressure as the Blades search for their first win 

Chris Wilder says Sheffield United’s struggle needs to be put in ‘perspective’ – but accepts he is under pressure.

The Blades boss has never been sacked in 19 years as a manager and led his boyhood club to ninth on their Premier League return last season.

This time around, however, United have failed to win any of their opening eight games and host West Ham on Sunday sitting bottom of the table.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder admits he is feeling the pressure with his side bottom

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder admits he is feeling the pressure with his side bottom

‘We are all under pressure, you can’t get away from that,’ said Wilder. ‘I understand the pressures of the game, I understand the consequences of the game.

‘But I think people have to take things into perspective and be realistic. It is after eight games, and the fixtures we have played, especially recently, have not been too kind.

The Blades lost 4-1 at Chelsea in their last fixture prior to the internationals and host West Ham at Bramall Lane on Sunday as they bid for their first win of the league season

The Blades lost 4-1 at Chelsea in their last fixture prior to the internationals and host West Ham at Bramall Lane on Sunday as they bid for their first win of the league season

‘You put yourself under enormous pressure and I put my staff under pressure to deliver and my players. We have to get on with it and try and impact what we can.

‘There’s no getting away from it, it’s not the start that we wanted.

‘But we have to recognise it will be a different season to last season. It poses different challenges for us and ones that we are ready to tackle.’

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