Speaking after witnessing England's U21s thrash their Scottish counterparts 6-0 Tuesday night, Roy Hodgson praised his team's performance and gave Bramall Lane a glowing reference.
The official attendance was 26,942 and the England boss praised supporters for turning out to mark the Kick It Out anniversary fixture in memory of the late Laurie Cunningham.
Hodgson said: "I really want to congratulate Sheffield United and the FA on the staging of this game at Bramall Lane.
"To get a crowd of almost 27,000 for an U21 game is absolutely superb. There will be many senior teams in action this week and I'll wager that many of them would be glad to enjoy such excellent support."
On George Long's inclusion in the squad in the future, Hodgson added: "I am sure, whoever is the next U21 coach, will be following his progress closely."