Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was an unhappy man following his side’s 2-1 loss at home to Leicester City.
The Blades succumbed to their first loss of the Premier League season thanks to goals from Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes at Bramall Lane, with an Oli McBurnie leveller not enough for the home side to take something from the game.
And despite both finishes from the Leicester duo being of the highest quality, Wilder was unimpressed with his team’s first-half performance against the Foxes.
📽️ The Blades boss didn't pull any punches when assessing his team's performance after Bramall Lane defeat to Leicester.#SUFC 🔴
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Wilder spoke highly of his team in that they improved after the break but was disappointed with the way his team didn’t go for the win after getting themselves back in the game, commenting in particular on an example when Luke Freeman had the chance to break and ultimately gave the ball away.
“Luke Freeman under no pressure, gave the ball away, the next minute, it’s an incredible finish (by Barnes),” said Wilder (via Leicestershire Live).
“We huffed and puffed but didn’t really do enough. It was pretty comfortable for them to see the game out.”
Wilder handed a debut to new signing Ravel Morrison in the second half but the former Manchester United man was unable to add the spark needed to get United a point in the end.
It’s so refreshing to see Wilder’s interviews and he never pulls any punches.
He was honest and while United did do well in stages, he expects better of his team and will be disappointed at seeing a home defeat registered.
United have the chance to bounce back next week with a trip to Chelsea before the international break, and Wilder will be hoping to see his side go for it at Stamford Bridge.
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