Many Leeds United supporters have flocked to social media in order to respond to a Twitter post from the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Joe Urquhart in which he shared a link to a story he has written regarding Kalvin Phillips.
The Whites are preparing to take on Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time since 2004 and the story written by the journalist regarding the 25-year-old talks about him rallying his teammates ahead of a fixture that traditionally has meant so much to the supporters.
Phillips, having been born in Leeds, is well-placed to understand the significance of this fixture to the club’s fans, even if it has been over 16 years since they last met Manchester United in a top-flight match.
How have these Leeds fans reacted to this story about Kalvin Phillips?
future captain that
— ellie may (@ellufc) December 19, 2020
— DE (@EarnshawDan) December 19, 2020
Go on kalvin @Kalvinphillips
— Style (@StyleLufc) December 19, 2020
— Tony spink (@Tonyspink4) December 19, 2020
— Beth (@bethgabriel_) December 19, 2020
Red card for Phillips incoming, hope he isn’t too pumped up ?
— Carl Murphy (@CarlM1979) December 19, 2020
Would you like to see Kalvin Phillips named Leeds captain in the future?
It’s clear from the above responses that some of these Leeds fans see the England midfielder as a future captain of their club, however, one fan appears worried that Phillips could be ‘too pumped up’ and as a result, land himself in hot water with the officials amid the occasion.
The player’s average performance rating in the Premier League this season currently stands at a solid 6.99/10 (via WhoScored), making him the club’s fourth-best performer at present, therefore, you can understand why he is thought of by some as a potential future Leeds United captain.