Sheffield United received a trophy for finishing second in the Championship after their 4-1 victory at Bramall Lane on Saturday.
The team secured promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over West Brom on Wednesday under the guidance of manager Paul Heckingbottom.
However, former footballer Paul Merson expressed his disagreement with Sheffield United being awarded a trophy for their second-place finish.
Speaking on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, the 55-year-old questioned the need for a trophy and suggested that a medal would have been more appropriate. Merson’s comments prompted host Jeff Stelling to label him a “grinch.”
Heckingbottom has done an excellent job leading the team, despite financial challenges that forced the club to implement cost-saving measures, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Sheffield United has won 27 of their 44 Championship matches this season and is poised to make an impact in the Premier League, with promising talents like Iliman Ndiaye.
Regardless of Merson’s comments, the team can take pride in their second-place trophy.