Fans of Leeds United have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relayed a statistic regarding Whites right-back, Luke Ayling.
According to the post by LUFCDATA, Ayling has made the most successful tackles (76) out of any player in the Premier League so far this season – prior to Sunday’s fixtures – with the 29-year-old beating the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka (75), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (71), N’Golo Kante (71), Yves Bissouma (68), Oriol Romeu (68) and – rather bizarrely – winger Andros Townsend (64) to the top spot.
In reaction, fans of Leeds flocked to have their say on the matter, with many heaping a considerable amount of praise on Ayling for his achievement, while others stated their belief that the £3.15 million-rated defender should be included in England’s European Championship squad this summer.
Should Ayling make England's Euro squad?
So, what exactly did these Leeds United fans have to say in reaction to the Luke Ayling statistic?
“Imagine if we had a left-footed version of him for the other side.”
“That’s impressive considering he spends more time in the oppositions half, giving a great impression of a winger most of the time.”
“And let’s not forget he’s so instrumental in our attacking threat too. He’s an absolute machine.”
“Been class again this year, one of our best buys ever.”
“Ayling for England.”
“He’s been absolute class for Leeds. Weaved into the tapestry now and one of the very first names on the team sheet. Humble, likeable and a very good footballer.”
“England’s best right-back. Get him to the Euros.”
“Bamford rightly pushing, but this guy should also be in the conversation about getting an England call-up. Phenomenal season and stepped up effortlessly.”
All in all, it would seem as if these Leeds United fans have been delighted with the performances of Ayling so far this season, and considering the fact that the right-back has averaged an impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.05 so far this year – ranking him as the club’s fifth-best performer in the top flight – it is not difficult to understand why.