Marcelo Bielsa will be angry at the space his Leeds United players have given Manchester United in last weekend’s 6–2 defeat, according to Alex MacLeish.
Former Scotland manager, speaking exclusively to Football from the inside Assistant Editor-in-Chief Russell Edge admitted he was stunned by the gap left by the Whites that gave Scott McTominay time on the ball to score an early goal.
The two fierce competitors played a thrilling match at Old Trafford last week, with McTominay scoring twice in the first 10 minutes.
The result means Leeds have now conceded the most goals in the Premier League this season with 30 goals, more than West Bromwich’s rising goal.
McLeish insisted that the space Leeds had given Manchester United was unforgivable and that Bielsa would be extremely concerned about what he saw.
Asked about his Leeds offer, McLeish said Football from the inside: “it’s a Rollercoaster, it’s a short ride. At some point, you have to win to stay in the Premier League.
“One of the things that Scott McTominay scored last week, first goal in two minutes, was the gap between the Leeds defenders and the midfield so massive. I’m sure Bielsa, as an expert analyst too, will look at that and say it’s not running.
“That’s in two minutes and McTominay wanders in space so you can drive a bus through it. It’s a great hit,” He still had work to do, but the amount of space he had to keep on the ball in the first minutes of the game. Bielsa has to worry about that.
“He was only concerned about that two-minute opening position as McTominay came like a ghost in the middle of midfield with an abundance of space.”