Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder looks at home in the Premier League.

 

After eight games in the Premier League, Sheffield United sit in 13th place, level on points with Manchester United.

The Blades are flying high and it is thanks in large part to manager Chris Wilder.

Wilder has led them from League One to the Premier League and he looks at home in the top flight.

Former Premier League boss Ian Holloway has strong opinions on Wilder, hailing the Sheffield Unite boss as a ‘genius’.

Holloway has had two stints in the Premier League, more memorably with Blackpool and then Crystal Palace, but even his spell with the Tangerines which lasted a whole season ended in relegation.

He knows how tough it is to make the transition from a Championship side to Premier League with success.

It is only eight games, but Wilder is making it look easy so far.

No wonder he has the admiration of his peers. It is well deserved.

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