Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah claims Hollywood will make a film about the Blades if they pull off the Premier League ’s greatest escape.
United featured in the 1996 movie ‘When Saturday Comes’, starring lifelong Blade Sean Bean, and Prince Abdullah says surviving against the odds would make a great screenplay.
Chris Wilder’s side have won three of their last five league games to give themselves hope and Prince Abdullah believes they can achieve the impossible.
“Yeah, I think movies will be made about this if we manage to escape, but let’s just take it one game at a time,’’ said the Saudi prince.
“It’s still very difficult, but with performances like against West Brom, we still believe. We have 16 games to go, we’re 10 points behind, we need to pray for a miracle to happen, but I think we’re still capable of pulling this off.
“With performances like the ones against Manchester United and West Brom, yeah, I believe we can do it.”
Prince Abdullah is buzzing after United came back for the first time this season to beat West Brom and he joked Chris Basham played like Messi.
“If you see the performance yesterday, oh my God, Billy Sharp, Chris Basham, Bogle, all of them!”he told talkSPORT.
“Look at Basham. Was that Basham or Messi by the way?
“It was three needed points if we are to have any chance. We still have a long, hard battle to come, but I think we’re ready for it.”
Prince Abdullah publicly backed Wilder in December when they were breaking record after record for their abysmal start and he insists he never considered sacking him.
He promised Wilder he will stand by him in face-to-face talks, even if the Blades are relegated.
“It’s almost impossible to get an exemption and leave the country, but I managed to pull one and fly to meet Chris,” he said.
“I told him ‘you are our coach and we’re going to stick with you even if we lose all the rest of the games. We think you are the coach for us in the Championship’.
“My main message was we will stand by you, we will not fire you, we believe you can turn it around and even if you don’t, we will stand by you.
“I don’t think any team in Premier League history has made a worse start than us. It would have been very easy to pull the trigger and let Chris go, but we didn’t want to do that.”
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