Sheffield United’s striker, Oli McBurnie, has reportedly been charged with drink driving after being arrested in the early hours of Friday morning.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Oliver McBurnie of Sheffield United arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Watford FC and Sheffield United at Vicarage Road on October 05, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Oliver McBurnie of Sheffield United arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Watford FC and Sheffield United at Vicarage Road on October 05, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

McBurnie is expected to appear before Leeds Magistrates Court on 6 November to answer the charge of drink-driving.

The Blades 23-year-old £17m signing from Swansea has one goal from eight appearances this season and will be given a chance to play against Arsenal according to his manager, Chris Wilder. He recently missed Scotland’s international matches against Russia and San Marino with a knee injury.

Sheffield United are not making any comment about the incident according to the BBC. The S*n claim ‘sources’ at the club say his place in Sheffield United’s squad against Arsenal is in jeopardy but their report smacks of guesswork and stuff they’ve copied from the BBC’s website.

They also add, again from an unnamed source, that McBurnie had been seen in The Podger Pub in Garforth, West Yoirskire, on Thursday evening.

“He left there and went on to the Wetherspoons nearby,” their source said.

“After spending some time in the pub he left and was then pulled over by police officers who arrested him.”

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