Heckingbottom taking Old Trafford inspiration

20 March 2021 23:34:02 GMTPlus10

Caretaker manager Paul Heckingbottom hopes Sheffield United can take inspiration from their league win at Manchester United in January when they head to Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

Heckingbottom has taken the Bramall Lane reins temporarily after Chris Wilder left the club earlier this month with the South Yorkshire side stranded at the bottom of the Premier League.

Their 2-1 win at Old Trafford was one of the most memorable moments in a wretched campaign and Heckingbottom is using that as an indication of what the team is capable of doing against one of the top flight's leading lights.

It's a one-off game. It's a great game to give everything in.

Paul Heckingbottom

However, that will be no easy task as Chelsea are unbeaten in the 13 games since Thomas Tuchel took over as manager from Frank Lampard in January.

The Blues booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals with a comfortable win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

The Blades have scored just one goal in their six league games since beating Championship Bristol City in the last round and they got there by beating two League One teams in Bristol City and Plymouth.

Chelsea are also yet to face Premier League opposition in the competition, having seen off Morecambe, Luton and Barnsley.

Heckingbottom said: "Chelsea have gone up another level. The teams who have done well against them have got in their faces. But we need more than that.

"It's a huge task but it's a one off game. Everyone wrote this team off going to Old Trafford. We shouldn't be ashamed to try and outwork them.

"It's a one-off game. It's a great game to give everything in."

Sheffield United are 11/1 to win in 90 minutes while Chelsea are 1/4 and the draw in 90 minutes available at 5/1.

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