Sport Man United and Leeds join the race for Sheffield United's Kyron Gordon
Sheffield's famous rival clubs look doomed to the drop
MATT BARLOW: Sheffield is bracing itself for the first double relegation in its history with its famous rival clubs Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United looking doomed for the drop.Sheffield FC were formed in 1857 and, though not the city's most successful team, have survived a nomadic existence and lurk in the eighth tier of English football.
Manchester United and Leeds have joined the growing band of clubs to monitor Sheffield United prospect Kyron Gordon.
The 18-year old centre back has been in and around United’s first team squad this season after impressing playing for the Bramall Lane club’s U23s and working with the first team in training.
Previous boss Chris Wilder and Paul Heckingbottom have both been pleased with Gordon’s development and attitude as the teenager pushes for his breakthrough with another year left on his contract.
Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool have also taken note of Gordon’s progress this season but now Manchester United and Leeds have watched the young defender as they consider potential new recruits.
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Though they face relegation to the Championship, Sheffield United have a number of highly promising young players on the fringes of their first team with Gordon one of those most highly rated.
All four of the Premier League admirers are constantly assessing talented prospects such as Gordon with the aim to add depth to their youth ranks and may consider a move in the summer amid an expected re-shaping of the Blades.
Oostende coach Alexander Blessin is among the front runners to succeed Chris Wilder as manager and he has a reputation for working well with young players and on a limited budget.
EXC: Sheff Utd hold talks with Alexander Blessin over managerial role
EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS WHEELER: KV Oostende boss Alexander Blessin has emerged as a strong contender for the managerial vacancy at Sheffield United. The Blades are looking for a replacement for Chris Wilder who left Bramall Lane last month with the club heading for relegation from the Premier League.It's understood that they have held extensive talks with Blessin and set up another meeting to discuss the job.
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Despite Ferran Torres equalising with 15 minutes left, Leeds picked off a rotated City team on the counter-attack, with midfielder Stuart Dallas scoring his second late on to seal the win.Marcelo Bielsa's side were reduced to 10 men against the runaway Premier League leaders just before the interval after a poor tackle from captain Liam Cooper.