By Paddy Kenny

16th Sep, 2021 | 3:48pm

Kenny: Berge will sparkle in new role for Sheffield United after update

Sander Berge has what it takes to shine in a more advanced role for Sheffield United.

So says Blades icon Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Slavisa Jokanovic’s side’s 2-2 draw with Preston on 14 September.

Berge was introduced off the bench with half an hour to play and bagged United’s second goal with five minutes remaining.

The 23-year-old, who is typically a central-midfield player, operated in a wide midfield role at the behest of Jokanovic on Tuesday evening.

The Serb admitted after the game that he had spoken with Berge about playing in a more advanced role, as quoted by Yorkshire Live.

And Kenny insists that his excellent work on the ball means he could sparkle behind the striker at Bramall Lane.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “When he gets that ball and travels with it, he’s unbelievable.

“You can’t get anywhere near him, defenders bounce off him. He is a big strapping and I really like the way he runs with that ball.

“Every time he went forward, Sheffield United created a lot more chances.

“It would be nice to see him play a bit more advanced because he looks really good in those attacking positions.”

Berge was the subject of intense transfer speculation over the summer following the Blades’ relegation from the top-flight last term.

The 24-cap Norway international has featured six times so far this season.

In other news, Kenny claims Kean Bryan was “free agent for a reason” after West Brom news confirmed.