Jamie Carragher noticed Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford was limping in the latter stages of the 0-0 draw against Manchester United at Elland Road on Sunday.

Bamford, 27, had very little to do in a drab derby game between the Whites and the Red Devils.

However, not long before the fourth official held up his board to signal four minutes of stoppage time, Bamford was taken out in the middle of the pitch.

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As he was on the floor, seemingly catching his breath, Carragher said on Sky Sports Premier League: “I think he was limping as he came to the ball.

“He was stretching his calf there so maybe a little bit of cramp for Bamford.”

Hopefully it is just cramp

It was a rather dull game on Sunday but a 0-0 draw against the team in second? We’ll take it.

What we won’t be happy with, however, is an injury for Bamford, which Carragher eluded to in the closing stages of the Premier League showdown.

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However, we really do hope it is cramp.

Bamford’s gone off the boil a bit lately.

Leeds’ starting striker has scored just one goal in his last eight Premier League appearances for the Whites and we can hardly remember him getting a shot at goal versus Man United.

We’re not saying he should be dropped or anything like that because it’s quite the opposite really. He needs to be starting because he is by far our best striker and this season he’s been one of the best centre-forwards in the Premier League.

Up next for Marcelo Bielsa’s men is a trip to Brighton on Saturday so there should be time for Bamford to overcome cramp.

Let’s just hope it’s not a pulled muscle or a strain or anything.

In other Leeds United news, Carragher slammed this Leeds player’s first-half performance.


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