Many Leeds United supporters have flocked to social media to react to a Twitter post from the club’s official account relaying some quotes from Marcelo Bielsa during his pre-match press conference ahead of their trip to Manchester United this weekend.
The Whites are preparing to face their old rivals in the Premier League for the first time since the 2003/04 season when they were last in the top flight. Leeds’ last visit to Old Trafford in the FA Cup, however, saw them knock the Red Devils out of the competition thanks to Jermaine Beckford’s goal back in January 2010.
In the lead-up to this one, Bielsa has been discussing the importance of having a ‘big’ rival.
How have these Leeds fans reacted to what Bielsa has had to say?
Totally gets it ??
— Jon Grey Davies #LUFC #3.5% #FBPE (@jongreydavies) December 18, 2020
Everything he says just makes me love him even more if that is possible ????
— Robert James (@Robjkas10) December 18, 2020
He knows !
— Gaz Tombs (@Biggazt) December 18, 2020
Get into em
— Ben Curtis (@ben_curtis1) December 18, 2020
Are you confident Leeds can get a result at Old Trafford?
Vamos Leeds I can’t wait ?
— Daniel (@FiggyDaniel) December 18, 2020
Can’t wait for Sunday, win lose or draw ???
— Lewis Walton (@WaltonLewis) December 18, 2020
It’s clear from the above responses that these supporters were impressed by what their boss had to say ahead of this weekend’s fixture versus one of their old adversaries. Whilst some praised Bielsa, others expressed their excitement ahead of Sunday’s match. Despite seven places separating the two sides in the Premier League table heading into the weekend, if the Argentine’s men are able to take all three points, the gap can be closed to just three points.