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Blades players happy to back the NHS

17 April 2020

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Billy Sharp says all Premier League footballers are 'well happy' to be backing the NHS and frontline workers financially.

Led by Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson, top-flight players recently launched a collective initiative to help fund the fight against the coronavirus.

And United's number 10 insists he and his team-mates were keen to add their backing when contacted.

He remarked: "Jordan was a big part of it, he put it to all the captains, we had a lot of calls where everyone had their input.

"We were all well happy to help the people that need it the most, the people fighting for this country and the world and the people who are desperate for it. We were proud to donate as Premier League footballers to the NHS heroes and frontline workers.

"They (the NHS and frontline workers) are the heroes at the minute, they will always be the heroes, but they just don't get the plaudits, so it's great to see the country coming together to show their support for them."

Sharp added: "Hopefully their fantastic work will slow down soon, so they can have a well-earned rest and we can get back to normal.

"But, as it stands, we have to stay in lockdown to help the NHS and the people who doing everything to help our country."

"As captain, I've been on a lot of video calls and answering lots of texts messages, but that's part of my job to organise that for my group of players and to help the other captains out in the Premier League."

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