Yorkshire news What Robbie Savage had to say about United and Chris Basham MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Former Wales international Robbie Savage has had his say on Sheffield United's performance this season
Breaking News ! Sheffield United have won over many pundits as a result of their fabulous first season back in the Premier League. Tipped to go down by every man and his dog, United were this season's surprise package as they exceeded all expectations to finish in ninth place. And one of those pundits who they managed to convince to have a change of heart was Robbie Savage. The former Wales international and now BBC 5 Live pundit has been a huge fan of Chris Wilder during these past few seasons but despite his friendship with the Blades boss, he actually predicted his pal would make an immediate return to the second tier. However, writing for the Daily Mirror in his end of season report, Savage says United have been a 'joy to watch' and that his mate has done a 'phenomenal' job. "Everyone tipped them to go down – including me – but they knocked on the doors of Europe. "Chris Wilder did a phenomenal job to implement his style in the Premier League, and the Blades' work ethic and overlapping centre-backs were a joy to watch.
." However, his respect for United this season does not end there. He has also chosen his Premier League best XI and it features a certain Chris Basham. The Blades player of the year also made it into Alan Shearer's team of the season and now he has made it into another. Chosen to partner Virgil Van Dijk in a back four that featured two other Liverpool players Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson, he labelled Bash as 'outstanding'. He said: "Chris Basham, outstanding and consistent at the heart of Sheffield United's surprise package."
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