Chelsea to offer Eden Hazard for Leonardo Bonucci, Man Utd and Man City would have paid £170m for Neymar, plus more.

In February 2008, Kevin McCabe, the club's chairman, finalised an agreement with Budapest-based Ferencváros to buy its football team, and also negotiated with the Hungarian government to purchase and develop the ground around Stadion Albert Flórián.[80] A match was played in Budapest to celebrate the link-up.[81] McCabe left the Fenecváros board in January 2011.[82]

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is convinced League One has yet to see the best of his team despite its recent form.

Cardiff have appointed former Sheffield United and Rotherham United boss Neil Warnock as the club's first team manager.

Sheffield United won the original First Division in 1898 and the FA Cup in 1899, 1902, 1915 and 1925. They were beaten finalists in the FA Cup in 1901 and 1936, and reached the semi-finals in 1961, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2014. They reached the semi-finals of the League Cup in 2003 and 2015.

Sheffield United’s flair players have been told they must get used to being man-marked by opponents this season.

Their darkest days came between 1975 and 1981. After finishing sixth in the First Division at the end of the 1974–75 season, they were relegated to the Second Division the following season and three years after that setback they fell into the Third Division. They reached an absolute low in 1981 when they were relegated to the Fourth Division, but were champions in their first season in the league's basement division and two years afterwards they won promotion to the Second Division.

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Like many English clubs, Sheffield United supporters have a wide variety of chants and songs, the most famous of which is The Greasy Chip Butty Song.

Nicky Law had a smile as wide as the Proact pitch he had just graced, as he spoke of his delight at returning to Bradford City.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has added his voice to the mounting criticism of the Checkatrade Trophy after insisting the competition should be scrapped in its present format.

A 2013 study of posts on social networking site Twitter found that Blades fans have the most positive interactions with the official account of their club out of any in English football.[40] Sheffield United were also found to have the most 'obsessed' fans in the 2006/07 Premier League, with supporters reportedly thinking about the team 110 times a day on average.[41]

English Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey has asked for the Checkatrade Trophy to be judged at the end of the season as dwindling attendances and perceived irreverence from clubs leave it ripe for criticism.

Sheffield United’s Caloan Lavery remains on schedule to be passed fit for next weekend’s home match against Port Vale, manager Chris Wilder has confirmed.

In 1990, the BBC produced a six-part documentary series named "United" that followed the fortunes of the club towards the end of the 1989–90 season, in which they achieved automatic promotion to the top flight of English football.[75]

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder believes his team must score at least 75 goals this season or risk spending another season in League One.

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They say ten games is a good time to assess how the season’s going and which teams are looking strong.

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BBC Sport picks out this weekend's main talking points, results and tweets from the Football League.

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Sheffield United derive support from a broad cross-section of the city and its environs, with branches of the official supporters' club running from Swinton,[37] Kiveton Park,[38] Retford and Eckington. Further afield, supporters groups also exist in Essex, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands and Australia, amongst others.[39]

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder accused his team of slipping back into bad habits during their Checkatrade Trophy defeat by Walsall.

Simon Moore has admitted Sheffield United must be relentless in order to win promotion.

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The Blades also have operating, business and exchange of ideas links with Central Coast Mariners[83] of Australia and White Star Woluwé[84] of Belgium.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell scores with virtually the last touch of the game to secure Sheffield United a draw at Fleetwood.

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Sheffield United pair Louis Reed and Harry Chapman both started for England under 20s as the Young Lions kicked off their four team mini-tournament with a win over Holland in Oldham.

Some dismissed it as a complete irrelevance and, even within the dressing room, few tears were shed.

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There’s a key difference between being a “cast-off” and an “outcast.” Paul Coutts and Kieron Freeman could probably tell you what it is following a big statement from their manager at Sheffield United.

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, does not think the postponement of today’s game with Walsall will rob his team of momentum.

Can Barry Hayles upset his old club? Will Didcot shock Exeter? BBC Sport picks out six FA Cup first-round stories to watch.

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Sheffield United formed on 22 March 1889 at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield (now the site of the Crucible Theatre) by the President of the Cricket Club Sir Charles Clegg. The Wednesday had moved from Bramall Lane to their own ground at Olive Grove, and the tenants of Bramall Lane needed to create a new team to generate income. Sir Charles Clegg was incidentally also the president of The Wednesday.[2]

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, has accused some senior players of letting David Brooks down by denying the youngster an opportunity to showcase his talents.

For most of the club's history they have played in red and white striped shirts with black shorts. Their closest rivals are Sheffield Wednesday, with whom they contest the Steel City Derby.

When Sheffield United purchased Chinese club Chengdu Wuniu in 2006, they redesigned the club crest in the style of the Sheffield United badge and renamed the team "Chengdu Blades".