Hourihane captained Villa in their 6-0 Carabao Cup win over Barrow last week – his only competitive football this season – and Villa boss Dean Smith hinted that he would be allowed to leave if the right offer arrived for club and player.
Hourihane needs regular game-time having entered the final year of his Villa contract, and Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic will surely he give him that throughout the rest of the Championship season.
The midfielder helped Swansea to the play-off final last season after joining the Swans on loan in January, but the Villa midfielder has now likely to have made the last loan switch of his career at Villa Park.
Villa fans have been reacting to Hourihane’s move to Sheffield United, wishing him well for the rest of the season at Bramall Lane.
@ TyBracey : Best of luck, Conor.
@ thenewholymoly : Underestimated player, man is Prem league class. Good luck Conor, du du du doo do.
@ ollie_crooks : A true professional, all the best Conor.
@ nicknackjames1 : All the best Conor Have a lot of time for you, you’ve been brilliant for us.
@ sgvillan_82 : All the best Conor, and thank you for everything!
@ Son_Lyme : Good luck and thank you Conor Hourihane. Forever a part of the history of Aston Villa Football Club’s revival.
@ 1996wall : Fantastic player for Villa, another leader that will be missed.
@ AVFCJono : Good luck Conor! Your contributions in helping us establish ourselves as a Premier League club again shall never be forgotten.
@ BoysieBaldock : Conor… where do I begin… when you arrived you are and was the best possible player to ever come from our Championship era… I will be forever grateful to you. Wish you all the best and love the fact you captained us on your last appearance for us. Forever one of us.
@ KingEightyOne : Thanks for everything u have done for this club in ur time here, especially that goal in the semi final. Good luck and get smashing in those freekicks again!!