TalkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has weighed in on the survival chances of Sheffield United after the heavy 8-0 defeat to Newcastle at Bramall Lane.
On Monday’s show, Jordan analysed the start that the Blades, along with Burnley and Luton Town have made, eventually coming to the conclusion that all three promoted teams this season will be relegated back to the Championship.
While picking apart each team, the former Premier League owner told talkSport he has questioned the club’s summer transfer business.
He stated: “[Sheffield United] have an owner who doesn’t want to put any money into the club. He sold Sander Berge to Burnley, which is almost preposterous because this is one of the teams that you are going to be competing against and who you came up with.
“You have taken away one of the manager’s legs, you haven’t given him anything back. You were under an embargo last year so clearly there’s no aspiration for you to put any money into the club. I understand that to some extent having been a former owner but when you get to the holy grail, have a go for God’s sake.”
Jordan admitted there is a “long way to go” in the season, despite United’s poor start.
“You can’t cut someone off at the knees and ask them to run 100m in 10 seconds and then blame them for not doing it,” he added. “You have got to give someone a chance.” [TalkSPORT]
According to Opta power rankings, Sheffield United have had the 7th-easiest first five fixtures in the Premier League, with Burnley having the 6th-easiest while Luton Town have had a much harder schedule with the 15th-easiest.