It’s never fun losing to your rivals, but losing in this fashion just takes it to another level.
Leeds United suffered a huge step back in their pre-season plans as they were thumped heavily by Manchester United at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia. Whilst it is only a pre-season game, the result doesn’t really matter, it’s more the manner of the defeat that has got Leeds fans so riled up. And can you really blame them after that performance?
However, it’s not just the players on the pitch that have come in for some slack.
A lot of fans have taken the result as a chance to criticise the hierarchy at the club for organising the friendly in the first place. Not only were they unhappy with the location, but a few of the side effects of doing so, such as only taking 16 players down under with them, with plenty of the new signings staying behind.
Nor were they happy with manager Marcelo Bielsa not going out for the whole trip. It’s going to take a lot of work during the rest of the summer to make fans forget about this.
Whatever their reasons for feeling angry, Leeds fans were not hesitant in taking to Twitter in venting their frustrations.
Is the season over before it starts ?
Do we need fresh blood in the team ?
Is Bamford as good as he thinks he is ?
Why is Casilla still in goal in fact why is that donkey still at Leeds ?
Shm 4 . Bleeding 0 says alot
— Eddie brown (@Rochdalebuddha) July 17, 2019
Should have gone to Slovenia instead, much better place
— Tresor Kandol (@TK_LUFC) July 17, 2019
So we’ve taken half the squad around the world a few weeks before season starts to further illustrate that we haven’t improved the defence? Well done to the ownership.
— Rory Millar (@roreyporey) July 17, 2019
— Ben Levene (@bennyboyyorks) July 17, 2019
Also, I want a refund now
— Reggie (@Reggie_wray2001) July 17, 2019
I expected a defeat just not that bad
— catchynametaken (@catchynametaken) July 17, 2019
Great. That’s taken me right back to how I felt after Derby. Probably the players too. No wonder Bielsa was angry with the board. Bad, bad idea.
— Pat2976 (@Pat29761) July 17, 2019
Bad planning imo, bielsa only arriving yesterday, apparently going back tomorrow so missing last two games, only taking half a squad, I could go on and on but I wont. ????????????
— Neil Clayton (@NeilCla24892926) July 17, 2019