Manager hoping to keep unbeaten run going
United look to continue their excellent start to the season as they travel to York City tomorrow. It's the first time the two sides have met since the Blue Square Premier Play-Off final at Wembley in 2010, and United Manager Chris Wilder is pleased to see York now safely returned to the Football League following their promotion last season.
“I’m delighted to see York regain their Football League status" Chris told Yellow Player. "We should know more than anyone how difficult that is. On Saturday there will be a lot of positivity around the place. They were promoted in the right way and they didn’t ‘splash cash’ ridiculously. They did it in a sensible proper way. “
“We are going up tomorrow to train at Doncaster and then on to the game on Saturday. York have had a free week but we’ve seen when we have had a free week that things don’t turn out as they should, so it makes no difference. It will start to settle down to Saturday to Saturday but August is always a tough period with the quality of opposition from other leagues and the amount of games. “
United will have three players back from injury, plus new signing Daniel Boateng available:
“Hopefully, Tommy Craddock, Deane Smalley and Jack Forster-Caskey will be back for Saturday which is fantastic news. It’s really important that we got Danny Boateng in, with games in midweek then Saturday fixtures. Danny has come in for six months and he’s a player I know quite a lot about by watching him play for the Arsenal Reserves. He’s been at Arsenal since he was 11 and you don’t stay at clubs like Arsenal if you can’t play."
United are sitting pretty at the top of the early table, and Chris is hoping to still be topping the pile come Saturday evening:
“Three games into the new season and I can’t complain. I want to be sat on the bus coming home from York with that of unbeaten record intact and still being top of the League. We are going to have to produce a decent performance against decent opposition. We are not too down on ourselves after Tuesday but we don’t want to make losing a habit. We should be proud of our performance and hopefully be positive in moving forward”.
See the whole interview in Yellow Player right now