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Bielsa has sprinkled his magic dust on Leeds – Wilder

Pablo Hernandez scored the winner when these two teams met in December, one of his 10 goals this season
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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder believes his side are taking on “arguably the best team in the division” when they visit second-placed Leeds on Saturday.

The Blades trail Marcelo Bielsa’s side by two points in the Championship.

“The manager has worked at the highest level and they’ve gone all out to get him to turn their club around,” Wilder told BBC Radio Sheffield.

“He’s sprinkled his magic dust and they’ve got a good group of players.”

Leeds boss Bielsa, who is in his first season coaching in England, praised his Bramall Lane counterpart.

“I have learned a lot from Sheffield United, they are the one of the teams from which I have learned the most this season,” the 63-year-old Argentine said.

“They have a new style of playing and they have been faithful to that all season, each player is giving the best of themselves.

“When we played against them it was a hard win (1-0 in December) and probably we didn’t deserve to win. It’s a big challenge to try and beat them.”

A three-horse race for the Premier League? Who the top three have left to play
Norwich (75 points) Leeds (73 pts) Sheffield United (71 pts)
Rotherham (away) Sheffield United (home) Leeds United (A)
Middlesbrough (A) Millwall (H) Bristol City (H)
QPR (H) Birmingham (A) Preston (A)
Reading (H) Preston (A) Birmingham (A)
Wigan (A) Sheffield Wednesday (H) Millwall (H)
Sheffield Wednesday (H) Wigan (H) Nottingham Forest (H)
Stoke (A) Brentford (A) Hull City (A)
Blackburn (H) Aston Villa (H) Ipswich (H)
Aston Villa (A) Ipswich (A) Stoke (A)

‘The biggest game of our lives’

Leeds defender Pontus Jansson posted on social media that for a lot of the players Saturday’s match would be “the biggest game of our lives”.