Loads of Leeds United fans have loved a recent highlight reel of Jack Harrison’s first touch, with supporters lavishing the Manchester City loanee with praise after LUFC HD shared the clip on social media.
Harrison returned for a second season at Elland Road last summer, having initially gone back to the Etihad Stadium after scoring four and assisting three goals in 37 Championship regular term outings.
It is no surprise that boss Marcelo Bielsa so often looks fondly at the 23-year-old, as the highlight reel circulating social media shows the Stoke-on-Trent-born winger’s insane ball control, which one fan has claimed is “on par” with FC Barcelona great and Brazil’s samba King Ronaldinho.
— LUFCHD (@LUFCHD) March 23, 2020
Other supporters have suggested Harrison’s first touch is “world-class” and that his teammates intentionally send him “unreasonable” passes, just to see if he can bring them down without losing possession.
Harrison has lost possession 97 times through unsuccessful touches over his 37 league outings this term, which WhoScored data shows as being the most by any United player.
However, former Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah (4.5 times) and Helder Costa (3.3) lost or lose the ball more often per 90 minutes than the City-owned wide man (2.8) we hold an £8million option to buy clause for.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to LUFC HD’s highlight reel of Harrison’s silky first touch…
His first touch is world class
— Darren Driver (@DarrenDriver) March 23, 2020
@CannamJames I honestly believe his 1st touch is on par with Ronaldinho
— Ryan (@RyanHLUFC) March 23, 2020
— Mark Willmore (@mjwillmore) March 23, 2020
Been saying it all season.. we now think the team send him totally unreasonable balls just to see if he can control them
— DDwhite (@wonkyunicorn) March 23, 2020
Don’t think there is better in our league
— Alex Farnell (@AlexFarnell09) March 23, 2020
Once this guys final ball improves he’s going to be world class what a player this season so far, bargain if we get him for 8 million
— Wayne (@Elbwpc8782) March 23, 2020
Unreal. This lad could get the corona virus under control
— Sam (@SJU14) March 23, 2020
I’d jump out of a plane with no parachute if I knew @Harrison_Jack11 ‘s left foot was going to bring me down!
— Gurj Sagoo (@judgeaknee) March 23, 2020
Great player,touch is top class
— 💙Russ💛 (@russcausier) March 23, 2020
You’d let him date your daughter with a touch like that.
— Paul Bourke (@PaulBourke_) March 23, 2020
— ed (@_ed19) March 23, 2020
In other Leeds United news, Bielsa is considering a summer swoop for a sought-after £12.6m-rated Premier League ace.