Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder hits out at Leeds and Patrick Bamford, branding them ‘muppets’ after securing promotion


Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder hits out at Leeds and Patrick Bamford, branding them ‘muppets’ after securing promotion

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has blasted promotion rivals Leeds United, calling them ‘muppets’ while hailing his side following their return to the Premier League.

Wilder’s side beat Ipswich 2-0 on Saturday at Bramall Lane to secure promotion back to the top-flight for the first time since 2007, while Leeds drew 1-1 with Aston Villa at home the next day.

Chris Wilder branded rivals Leeds ‘muppets’

It ended Leeds’ chances of automatic promotion, becoming the first team in a decade to top the Championship on Christamas Day and not go up automatically.

“We’ve had one defeat in 13 and I’ve got muppets from Leeds talking about the pressure being on us,” Wilder told the Blades official YouTube channel, as his players popped the champagne to celebrate their achievement.