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Knill's MK verdict

24 April 2017

Alan Knill says the United management team were 'delighted' with Saturday's victory over the MK Dons, a sixth consecutive maximum for the Sky Bet EFL League One champions.

Leon Clarke opened the scoring at Stadium:mk before Billy Sharp added a second-half brace as United made it 16 games unbeaten to close in on 100 points.

Reflecting on the success, Chris Wilder's number two remarked: "We're delighted with the performance and a third consecutive 3-0 win. We asked the players for a strong finish to the season and they've not looked like switching off.

"It was a comfortable win in the end, the goal before half-time opened the game up and that suited us. From there we controlled it superbly and we were excellent throughout."

Sharp's double were his 200th and 201st career goals and the skipper earnt a glowing review of United's assistant manager, who also praised his strike colleague Clarke.

Knill added: "Billy has been fantastic and we're chuffed to bits for him. He deserves all the plaudits, he has been a fantastic captain for us, a leader on and off the pitch and what a goalscoring return he's given us.

"When he got his 200th we were delighted for him, but he didn't let up, he quickly added 201.

"It was an easy choice to make him skipper, he's a proper Blade and he wasn't happy when the team finished mid table last season.

"He has taken it on, done his job and so much more really, he's been absolutely brilliant.

"What we're seeing from Leon (Clarke) is the Leon I know well. He has been unfortunate with injuries, but he's never given up and he is getting the goals his effort deserves."

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