Date: 6th February 2020 at 7:20am
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Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media, after the Yorkshire Post’s Leon Wobschall criticised Marcelo Bielsa’s decision not to include Jean-Kevin Augustin in the matchday squad against Wigan Athletic.

Augustin moved to West Yorkshire late in the January window after the Whites agreed to pay a €2million (£1.6m) loan fee, in a deal which will see the Frenchman become a permanent addition to our squad in the summer for €21m (£17.7m) should we secure promotion into the Premier League.

The funds already paid to Augustin’s parent side RB Leipzig by Director of Football Victor Orta are yet to have any impact on our Championship title bid, though, as Bielsa is yet to include him in a matchday squad.

Augustin was overlooked against Millwall as he was yet to train with the Leeds’ first-team, and the boss felt he was still not up to speed in order to face Wigan.

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But Wobschall is seemingly not convinced by the Argentine’s call at the weekend, having taken to Twitter and compared how former Liverpool manager Joe Fagan interacted with Graeme Souness when he arrived at Anfield in 1978.

“On players needing time to ‘adapt’ regarding Bielsa on Augustin,” Wobschall noted. “When Liverpool bought Souness, he turned to Fagan before his debut & said: ‘How do you want me to play.’ Fagan replied: F*** off’. We’ve spent all this money on you & you ask me how to play football!’ Sums it up for me.”

Wobschall’s comments have sparked a vast array of reactions on social media, with swarms of supporters using his comparison with Fagan and Souness to discuss if Bielsa’s tactics are too complex for such to happen at Elland Road.

Here are some of the messages shared…

In other Leeds United news, fans have been urging Bielsa to axe a one-time international when we face Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

 
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