Wednesday will take on United away from home at Bramall Lane in the Steel City Derby.
Some Wednesday fans have responded to the message from the former Spain Under-17 international, who had a spell at the Owls during the 2015-16 campaign on loan from Celta de Vigo.
Derby day in Sheffield. All the best to the @swfc family!!! I’ll be supporting from Australia. ¡C’mon owls!— Álex López (@alexlopezs8) November 9, 2018
Come home Alex x— Dom (@DomHeeley) November 9, 2018
come back alex— anon (@bankersx) November 9, 2018
Great player. Clearly still loves us.— Chris Emsell (@Christoph0512) November 9, 2018
Wish you was here playing wawaw— Neil blockley (@blockley_neil) November 9, 2018
Miss you x— BH (@bhoggard__) November 9, 2018
We need you back here mate. Never understood why we didn’t keep you.— Stephen Mellor (@sgmellorwriter) November 9, 2018
please come help us xo— annabel (@annabel23_) November 9, 2018
Hopefully one day you'll be back and part of us again. Where you belong #WAWAW— Will Healey (@willhealey1988) November 9, 2018
United are in better form than the Owls are at the moment, and Chris Wilder’s side will head into the match this evening as favourites.
The Blades are aiming to finish in the top two of the Championship this season, while Wednesday could get dragged into a relegation fight.
Jos Luhukay’s side are 17th in the Championship table at the moment with 19 points from 16 matches, just four points above the relegation zone.
As for United, the Blades currently find themselves third in the standings with 29 points from 16 games.