Sheffield United chief says Blades should have signed Serbian striker Mitrovic and blasts loan of James Wilson as 'very, very, bad'

Sheffield United chief says Blades should have signed Serbian striker Mitrovic and blasts loan of James Wilson as 'very, very, bad'

PRINCE ABDULLAH claims that Sheffield United ignored advice from confidante and club director Jan Van Winkel to sign Serbian striker Aleksander Mitrovic from Newcastle in January 2018 and instead landed Manchester United loanee James Wilson, a move the Blades co-owner described during his High Court battle with Kevin McCabe for full control, as “very, very, bad”.

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McCabe's barrister makes Wilder quit claim as High Court battle for control of Sheffield United gets heated

McCabe's barrister makes Wilder quit claim as High Court battle for control of Sheffield United gets heated

DURING an extraordinary day in the on-going High Court battle for full control of Sheffield United, co-owner Kevin McCabe’s barrister, Paul Downes QC, suggested all Blades worst nightmare – that boss Chris Wilder may quit if Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud wins out.

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Claim Saudi co-owner believes Sheffield United boss Wilder 'has crossed the line' as Blades fans plan last-ditch bid to persuade him to stay at Bramall Lane

Claim Saudi co-owner believes Sheffield United boss Wilder 'has crossed the line' as Blades fans plan last-ditch bid to persuade him to stay at Bramall Lane

CHRIS WILDER will almost certainly be in charge of Sheffield United for the last time in their end-of-season fixture at Bristol City. The Blades boss has threatened to quit if a struggle for control of the club is not settled soon. Now a reliable source tells ViewFromTheJohnStreet.com that one half of that partnership, if he wins control, plans to part with Wilder anyway for ‘crossing the line’.

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Threat of Wilder quitting Sheffield United should focus minds as continuing power-struggle at Bramall Lane and uncertainty over managerial model makes it real possibility for Blades

Threat of Wilder quitting Sheffield United should focus minds as continuing power-struggle at Bramall Lane and uncertainty over managerial model makes it real possibility for Blades

WILL Chris Wilder be driving Sheffield United’s promotion bid next season? Or will the continuing power-struggle at Bramall Lane see the sought after manager leave for another challenge elsewhere? There is a real danger the Blades may lose their greatest asset if warring club owners don’t reach an amicable agreement – and quickly.

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