Plenty of Leeds United fans have voice their frustrations at Paul Merson’s recent criticism of Marcelo Bielsa’s side, after a recent slump in results.
The Whites were beaten 2-1 by West Ham United in their last match, with their defending from set-pieces causing them to drop vital points in the early stages of this year’s campaign.
Sky Sports pundit, and former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson felt as though Leeds could have conceded ‘six or seven’ if West Ham had Michail Antonio available for selection.
Merson went on to question how long Kalvin Phillips will remain at Leeds United for, with the midfielder catching the eye with a number of strong performances for the Yorkshire-based side.
Phillips has made 190 appearances in total for the Leeds United first-team, and was recently rewarded for his efforts with a call-up to the England senior team, where he went on to make his debut earlier this year.
He had previously been linked with a move to Manchester United whilst Leeds were playing their football in the Championship, but he has since signed a new contract with Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
Take a look at how these Leeds United fans reacted to Merson’s recent comments on Leeds, with plenty of the responses not being best-pleased with his evaluation of their side.
Hasnt got a clue what hes on about
— Alexander Toon (C) ? (@AlexanderToon94) December 12, 2020
— Martin Threadgold (@FredgoldMartin) December 13, 2020
So fickle. We had previously dominated Arsenal and Everton before these 2 games and we were poor but found out?! So many lazy pundits who hear someone else’s opinion and then run on it
— Jay (@Jay13517575) December 12, 2020
Calm down merson we’ve literally not played with a fully fit defence all season but nobody mentions that
— Russ Wadeley (@TheWhites1982) December 13, 2020
Yep, always has a downer on @LUFC, never anything positive. Thankfully I pay no heed to the rubbish that comes out of his mouth.
— Clurgie (@Clurgie) December 13, 2020
If we had Llorente and Koch, it would have been 1-0 to is. Whats your point?
— Jack LUFC??? (@JackLUFC1919) December 12, 2020
These pundits change their views on us more regularly than my mood swings (and that’s a hell of a lot)
— Beth (@bethgabriel_) December 12, 2020
i believe in my club, marching on together ??
— Izzi???? (@isobel_lufc) December 12, 2020
Sky’s Soccer Saturday just trying to claw back viewers… it use to be a regular part of my Saturday, now it’s just sad.
— TheSouthEastCorner (@SouthEastCorner) December 12, 2020
This is getting absolutely pathetic from pundits now.
We’ve held our own against some of the top sides.
Phillips will be staying at Leeds Merse don’t worry about that
— LUFC Connor (@ConnorMOT92) December 12, 2020
It’s clear to see from the responses above that Leeds fans are far from pleased with Merson’s comments, with a few claiming that Sky Sports pundits are negative towards the Whites.