By Joe Ellis

7th Aug, 2022 | 2:28pm

Leeds United will be chief entertainers if Jesse Marsch sticks to his guns

Leeds United began their 2022-23 Premier League campaign in fine style with a determined comeback win at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Daniel Podence had given the visitors the lead early on but a strike from Rodrigo and a Rayan Ait-Nouri own goal turned the tide in the Whites’ favour at Elland Road.

It was a fairly entertaining game too and Leeds fans should expect plenty more of that judging by what manager Jesse Marsch has told Angus Kinnear, the club’s CEO.

Kinnera spoke to the Square Ball Podcast on 5 August and detailed a conversation he had with the American after the 6-2 friendly win against Cagliari.

“He is the manager, I think, to go out and give the supporters the brand of football that Elland Road wants,” the CEO said.

“We had a discussion with him about the Cagliari game and when they came back to 3-2, we said ‘Jesse, at 3-0 up, shouldn’t you have been sitting back and dropping the midfielders in?’ He said: ‘No, no, because I knew we’d score six, so it doesn’t matter’.”

Those words are incredibly exciting to hear for Leeds United fans and it should make Elland Road the place to be to watch the best games of the entire season; that is what everyone wants to see.

It’s obviously not going to work in every game or against every opposition but to have a side that plays without fear is what was badly missing last season and Marsch can’t afford that same mentality again this time around.

Brenden Aaronson is one of the players who could make it even more exhilarating and he will still try to claim that winning goal after a superb debut.

He and the rest of the players have to keep this fearlessness going no matter the opponent because if they can, Leeds may well be a surprise package in the Premier League this season.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani has informed supporters of an important name change within the club but he needs one person’s approval first.