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Sheffield United Boss Takes Aim At Leeds 'Muppets' As He Celebrates Promotion

Sheffield United Boss Takes Aim At Leeds 'Muppets' As He Celebrates Promotion

Sheffield United were officially promoted to the Premier League on Sunday following a 1-1 draw between Leeds and Aston Villa.

The Blades had all but secured promotion on Saturday evening with a 2-0 win against Ipswich but Leeds were still mathematically in the race for one of the automatic spots going into yesterday afternoon's game.

Leeds only picking up a point meant it was party time for Sheffield United.

And party manager Chris Wilder did. Looking like he'd already knocked back a few, he was interviewed for the Sheffield United YouTube channel.

"I've changed to Moretti by the way, so if anyone wants to buy me a Moretti... Well, I'll take Peroni as well," declared Wilder, later adding that next season's Premier League campaign is already in his "coconut".

He then took aim at Leeds players Patrick Bamford and Adam Forshaw.

"We've had one defeat in 13 and I've got muppets from Leeds talking about the pressure being on us," said Wilder.

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Bamford and Forshaw and a couple of others and it's over to you and this, that and the other.

They got beat seven times since Christmas. We've been beaten once. We've set it up from Christmas to be in the race and we've steamrolled it.

After the international break, two points a game. That's promotion form right the way through in the pressure part of the season.

Listen, don't mention anything about bottle and bollocks or about us dipping out.

We had a disappointing game against Millwall then a disappointing game against Bristol City, came back and won.

Disappointing game against Millwall, came back. Bang. Forest, win. Three. Two. Deal with that.

We've been in the rightful place today. We're watching another team struggle and try and get a win to even get close to us.

But the way we've gone about it, I think it has gone under the radar. It's not got enough credit in terms of media coverage.

Everybody wanted Leeds to go up. And we've just come absolutely steaming through and deserve to play Premier League football next year.

Wilder added that he believes the two best teams in the division have been automatically promoted. He gave full credit to Norwich manager Daniel Farke and also Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa for how he handled Sunday's madness at Elland Road.

"Not full respect to Patrick Bamford," added Wilder in reference to the Leeds striker feigning being hit by Anwar El-Ghazi during a mass row in yesterday's game.

Wilder finished the interview by reminding everyone that he was drinking Moretti.

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