The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Wednesday, January 27 2021
Kickoff Time - 2015 Hrs GMT
Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester
Premier League Form Guide
1. Manchester United: WWWDW
20. Sheffield United: LLLWL
Previous League meetings
Sheffield United 2—3 Manchester United
Manchester United 3—0 Sheffield United
Sheffield United 3—3 Manchester United
Manchester United 2—0 Sheffield United
Sheffield United 1—2 Manchester United
All-Time League Record
Manchester United wins: 42
Sheffield United wins: 33
Pre Match Pressers
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Brandon Williams and Facundo Pellistri ruled out. Marcus Rashford doubtful.
Sander Berge, Jack O'Connell, Jack Robinson, Ben Osborn, Oliver McBurnie and John Egan ruled out. Lys Mousset doubtful.
Know the opposition
Sheffield United Football Club (nicknamed The Blades because of Sheffield's history as a steel city, Red and White Wizards and Red and White Army) is an English professional football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Sheffield United was founded on 22 March 1889 at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield by the President of the Cricket Club, Charles Clegg (also the President of Sheffield Wednesday and later the Chairman of the Football Association).
Sheffield United's greatest years came immediately after their formation — as they enjoyed an unbroken 37-season spell in the top flight (which remains a record for a newly promoted team) won the League Championship in 1897/98, and were runners up in 1896/97 and 1899/1900. Since then Sheffield battled relegation to lower divisions, with the nadir proving to be the 1978/79 season where they were relegated to the Third Division. They enjoyed better years after the turn of the millennium — narrowly missing out on promotion playoffs for the Premier League in 2003/04 and 2004/05 (eventually securing promotion in 2006); as well as reaching the FA Cup and League Cup semi-finals. However, they were again relegated to the League One on 30 April 2011.
Sheffield United's most noteworthy rivalries include city neighbors Sheffield Wednesday (dubbed the Steel City Derby), Nottingham Forest, Barnsley, Leeds United, Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United. Sheffield United play their home games at the historic Bramall Lane, the oldest major league ground in the world, having hosted its first game in 1862 a match between Sheffield Club and and Hallam. It also hosted the world's first ever floodlit football match on 14 October 1878.