Charlie Nicholas makes prediction on Manchester United vs Sheffield United clash

Manchester United are back in action against Sheffield United on Wednesday evening in another game that could be crucial in the race for the Champions League places. Just two points are separating the teams going into the match at Old Trafford, with United in fifth place on 46 points and Sheffield United in seventh with 44. Ahead of the game, Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has made his prediction for the game. "I think I mentioned in the build-up to the Sheffield United vs Aston Villa game that the Blades had done so well and did not need the break. Jack O'Connell was out, but John Fleck came back, but it did not seem to matter," Nicholas wrote. "Sheffield United were in a rhythm - a rhythm that got them into the top six and even higher. When you break that, and this is not their fault, you have to readjust and find that rhythm again. Sometimes it is hard to find. When you get that mould, which was graft, quality and unpredictable overlapping wing-backs with service, it is hard to stop. All the real hard work was done but they need to find their pattern again if they are to get into Europe. They have been disrupted massively. "Manchester United were the better team against Tottenham but not did not play overly well. Their best time of the game was when Paul Pogba came on. Marcus Rashford looked sharp, and now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer probably has to play Pogba. "David de Gea has been put under some scrutiny, but I said a couple of months ago that he was no longer a top class goalkeeper, the way he was performing. Wolves and Chelsea both got wins and Manchester United are hanging in there currently, and they have to prove they are good enough to make the top four. Anthony Martial will turn up and get on the scoresheet." Source: Sky Sports

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