Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has aired his belief that Sheffield United can escape relegation from the Premier League this season.
During the 2019/20 season, the Blades were a surprise package in the top flight as they secured an impressive ninth-place finish (per Sky Sports).
In the summer transfer window, Chris Wilder added eight players to his squad and forked out £56.43m on incoming players (per Transfermarkt).
However, despite the additions, Sheffield United have had a poor start in the Premier League this season as they have struggled to pick up points.
During the latest episode of The Glenn Hoddle Footy Show, though, the former England manager aired his belief that the Blades can beat the drop.
He said: “They’ve still got a chance, but into the new year, they’ve really got to start again, almost draw a line under the way they’ve played [and] the little bit of bad luck they’ve had and they’ve got to start believing in themselves like they did last year.
“[After] a couple of wins, you never know. You never know in football.”
TIF Thoughts on what Glenn Hoddle said about Sheffield United…
As can be seen in what the former England manager had to say, he still believes that the Blades can get out of trouble and avoid relegation this season.
Can Sheffield United avoid Premier League relegation this season?
No, not good enough
Yes, anything is possible
However, with Wilder’s side currently rock-bottom of the division after around a third of the matches this season have been played (per BBC), the situation does look perilous.
Furthermore, United’s start to the season has been the joint-worst start that any side has ever had in the top four tiers of English football.
So, despite Hoddle’s faith in Wilder and his side, the Blades do certainly appear to be in a large amount of trouble.