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Former Leeds United defender turned popular soccer expert Rio Ferdinand has hailed Marcelo Bielsa as an “incredible” coach.
Leeds lost 6-2 to bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday, and Ferdinand said he was not expecting such a score.
He has suggested that Bielsa will not change his philosophy, but at the same time has expressed surprise at the nature of Leeds’ defeat at Old Trafford.
Leeds arrived at Old Trafford after a 5-2 win against Newcastle United, then received a taste of their own medicine on Sunday.
His expansive style of soccer may have played into the hands of United, which is surprising about how Leeds approaches things under Argentine rule.
Indeed, various experts have discussed and at times criticized how Leeds approached the game, and Ferdinand also feels that the Whites should have a plan B in place.
Bielsa, of whom there is talk of an incredible coach. I went and saw him coach his team and I was impressed, to be honest with you. ” Ferdinand said on his Youtube channel.
“He has certain ideals by which he lives and for them he will live and die. It will not change for anyone. You have to respect that. Yes, you need a plan B. I always say that I always love to see a plan b, sometimes.
“But when you have a system that you know works for you. You are used to it. You have done well and you feel that if we do well, we should beat a lot of teams. “
As a result of the loss, Leeds have now lost three times in their last four games.
While Leeds are an entertaining team to watch, the really frustrating thing is that they are conceding goals so easily. In fact, they repeatedly concede goals from set pieces and hardly learn from their mistakes.
However, this is how they play. He has brought them to the Premier League, and they will not change style. The Whites will face Burnley the next boxing day, and they may end up ripping the Clarets apart.
Roy Keane has pointed out that the key for Leeds this season is survival, and they have done enough to make sure they are not relegated at the end of the season.