Date: 5th September 2019 at 11:54am
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Muhamed Besic secured himself a season-long loan to Sheffield United in early-August after being deemed surplus to requirements at Everton, but the 26-year-old is yet to make his league debut for the Blades. Besic has made just one appearance since joining United – against Blackburn Rovers in the EFL Cup (August 27) – and may have to be patient for opportunities under Chris Wilder.

Besic was an unused substitute in the Blades’ 1-1 draw with Bournemouth (August 10), 1-0 win over Crystal Palace (August 18), 2-1 defeat to Leicester City (August 24) and 2-2 draw with Chelsea (August 31). After joining on the eve of their opening Premier League game, the defensive-midfielder finds himself behind Oliver Norwood, John Lundstram and John Fleck in the pecking order.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international doesn’t have a future at Everton, having spent the last 18 months on loan at Middlesbrough (January 31, 2018 – May 31, 2018) (August 23, 2018 – May 31, 2019), but he’s not getting the first-team football he desired at Bramall Lane either.

With the Blades performing well of late, Wilder is clearly unwilling to change the squad too drastically. United are currently 10th in the Premier League with five points from four games. They next face Southampton (September 14), but it remains to be seen whether Besic will be handed his first league start under Wilder.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article


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