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Ex-West Ham keeper Green: Sheffield Utd must stand by Wilder

Former West Ham goalkeeper Rob Green says manager Chris Wilder should stay when Sheffield United are relegated.

Sheffield United are on course to drop into the Championship after a hugely disappointing second season in the top flight with the gap to safety all but insurmountable with ten games left to play.

But Green says: “Everything that could go against them has gone against them this season.

“Performance has been poor, individual performances haven't been good enough.

“But you look at the luck they've had, Chris Wilder's luck with the injuries, with suspensions, with decisions…pretty much everything you feel has gone against them this season.

“The result in the week (beating Aston Villa) will do them some good. They'll just be looking for that little bit of confidence, that little bit of a boost to take them into the end of the season and next season."

Asked if Wilder is the best man for the job of taking the Blades back into the Premier League next season, Green said: “Yes, absolutely.

“You look at the form they're probably trying to find for next season, but also for him as well as a manager just to get that confidence within the club and get it moving in the right direction.

“You just need that run of results, that turnaround in form, to pick up.

“If you are in the Championship next season you know how thick and fast that comes, and nobody more so than Chris Wilder."

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