Fans of Leeds United have been reacting to a post on Facebook, which relayed a report that contained the comments of Sheffield United centre-forward, Billy Sharp, regarding the Whites’ Premier League status.
The article by the Yorkshire Evening Post relayed the comments of Sharp (from Super 6 podcast) – who spent one season at Leeds between 2014 and 2015 – who claimed that he is pleased to see Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the top flight.
“I wanted them to get promoted. I’ve got a good friend in Liam Cooper there. He’s the captain and doing great at the minute,”
“He was one who signed on the same day as when I signed for Leeds. It’s only him and Kalvin Phillips I think who are left from when I was there.
“A lot has changed and for the better obviously. It’s good to see them doing well. It’s reminding me a lot of what we [Sheffield United] did last season [in the Premier League].
“They’re playing with a lot of belief, momentum and it’s a credit to them boys because they haven’t changed much – I think they’ve only made two or three signings.
“Hopefully we can keep grinding out the results and stay in the league so we can play against Leeds with a full house at Bramall Lane or at Elland Road.”
During his time at Elland Road, the veteran striker played under four different managers, with then Leeds chairman, Massimo Cellino, at his height of cut-throat leadership, while, on the pitch, Sharp failed to have any great impact, bagging five goals and providing one assist over his 35 appearances for the Whites.
And, after the Yorkshire Evening Post relayed their report on Facebook, fans of Leeds flocked to have their say on the matter, with many appearing to be less than pleased with the comments of Sharp.
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So, what exactly did these Leeds United fans have to say in reaction to the comments of Billy Sharp?
All in all, it would appear that the vast majority of these Leeds United fans do not care much for the comments of Sharp, and would be more than happy to see the 35-year-old and his side suffer relegation from the top flight this season.
One thing that may have put negative thoughts into the heads of these Leeds fans could be the fact that Sheffield United were caught singing Leeds are falling apart again during their parade back in 2019.