By Sean Fisher

1st Dec, 2022 | 7:20am

Jesse Marsch management style at Leeds United on show after Brenden Aaronson text message revealed

Brenden Aaronson has had to be patient for World Cup minutes in Qatar, with the Leeds United playmaker limited to a substitute role with the USMNT.

USA held their nerve against Iran on Tuesday night to book their spot in the World Cup knockout rounds. Tyler Adams started the match and starred for the full 90 minutes, while his Leeds teammate Aaronson was again limited to a cameo off the bench.

Many expected Aaronson to be a starter in Gregg Berhalter’s team this winter after his impressive form in Yorkshire, but the 22-year-old is yet to start a match in Qatar.

Jesse Marsch has no doubts about Aaronson’s ability to deal with the setback though and revealed that he actually text his Leeds star before the tournament telling him to not worry about his role in the side.

Speaking to the Men In Blazers Youtube channel, Marsch said: “I think he accepts the role fully. He’s still young, he knows it’s a good group, a good team. He’s done well for himself and well enough that he should first option off the bench.

“He can wrap his mind around that role and do a really good job in it. If he were to start on any given day, he can do a job and he understands. He is a good player and he can help the team.

“I think that’s what is most important. I texted Brenden before the tournament started and that was one of the things I said to him: ‘Don’t worry about what your role is, just commit to the team, give everything you have. The World Cup is a special moment. Believe in the group, believe in the coach, and now when you’re called upon be ready to make an impact in every way that you possibly can’.”

It’s not hard to imagine Marsch staying in constant contact with all of his players, especially as the American coach has built such a strong bond with his Leeds squad over such a short time.

Texting Aaronson about his role in the US team not only is a sign of encouragement but also reassurance that his Leeds spot is safe regardless of his role in Qatar.

While Marsch’s tactics have come under fire since his appointment at Elland Road, no one can doubt he is one of the best man managers in the Premier League.

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