By Adefunmiloye Alani

15th Dec, 2021 | 10:10pm

Andy Goldstein: Some Leeds fans would want Bielsa out after Man City drubbing

Andy Goldstein and Darrent Bent have both questioned whether Marcelo Bielsa is the man to take Leeds United forward after the 7-0 loss to Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s men ran riot at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday (14 December) night, and the Whites head coach had no answer with his side trailing 3-0 at half-time.

Man City scored four more goals when play resumed, and talkSPORT host Goldstein believes some of the fans have had enough already following the Elland Road’s side underwhelming start to 2021-22.

He said (as shared on their Twitter account): “I understand love affairs with managers, but how many times after Leeds United play that we go “yea, but they play good football?” I just don’t get it.”

Bent replied: “I just think with Bielsa, he plays some good stuff…”

Goldstein: “Does he?”

Bent: “He’s got to survive.”

Goldstein: “Is that what Leeds are now? To survive? If Leeds are a big club, they should be aiming big.

“If they are not careful, they would be back where they were.

“How demoralising is it for the players to come off the pitch after losing 7-0?”

Bent: “It’s horrible, it’s disgusting.”

Goldstein: “Awful, awful. Do you think Leeds fans have had enough?

Bent: “I think some of them would be saying, “, No we want better than this”.

Tough watch

Shipping seven goals and not getting to score would not have done the morale of the Whites squad any good.

They were second-best in every department from start to finish against the defending champions and were the shadow of the team that won 2-1 last season at the same stadium.

To be fair, Bielsa was without two of his most influential players in Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford, but that is no excuse for the dismal and pitiable performance his side put in against Man City.

The Leeds board and fans have continued to support the Argentine, but some of them would have changed their minds after that 7-0 thrashing.

The side did not look anyway like a Premier League club at the Etihad, and things could get worse if they fail to make quality additions to their squad in January.

They have indeed been unlucky with injuries this season, but there is no denying that they do not have the necessary squad depth, and that could prove to be their undoing going back forward.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have mapped out plans to avoid relegation scrap as January transfer budget claim emerges.