Chris Wilder has taken a gamble by bringing Ravel Morrison to the club.
The former West Ham man has had a troubled career; however, there is clearly a talented footballer behind all of the nonsense.
If Wilder can use his brilliant man-management skills to get the best out of Morrison – then he may provide the Blades with a spark that could be the difference between staying up and going down.
The 26-year-old was once described as the most talented kid Sir Alex Ferguson had ever seen – high praise indeed.
However, several off-the-field issues saw Morrison depart Manchester United after only three senior appearances and he moved to West Ham.
In a 3-0 win over, bitter rivals, Tottenham Hotspur Morrison showcased his talent on the big stage – dominating the entire game and scoring a superb individual goal to top it all off.
This was, unfortunately, the peak of his Hammers career and since then he has moved from club-to-club in Europe.
Wilder though, has seen something in Morrison that has made him take a gamble – it is a bold move, and it could quite easily not work out, but the rewards are worth the risk.
Morrison will offer something different to the Blades’ other midfielders because apart from John Fleck, who got 10 assists last year, Wilder’s side lack a creative spark in the centre of the pitch.
This is where Morrison comes in because he is a superb dribbler of the ball, and his incisive running could cause teams problems.
Especially in tight games – bringing him off the bench could make all the difference.
Before any of this, though, Wilder must ensure that Morrison buys into his ideals and is prepared to graft for the Blades shirt – if he is willing to do that then Sheffield United may have a game-changer on their hands.