By David Woods

21st Dec, 2020 | 11:32am

'Crazy' – Jim White responds as Simon Jordan makes big claim about Leeds

Simon Jordan said that Leeds United could have scored seven goals against Man United in a wild game at Old Trafford. 

Jim White responded with a one-word verdict of his own: “Crazy”.

Leeds were guilty of missing some easy chances on Sunday, with both Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison missing from close range.

Jordan said that, despite being piled on by fans after criticism Marcelo Bielsa, he thinks Leeds will get enough points so stay in the Premier League.

Talking on the Jim White Show (talkSPORT, Monday, 10am) Jordan said, “I got piled on by Leeds fans and the following week Palace beat them 4-1 so I had some fun with that.

“This guy [Bielsa] thinks Leeds should play that way week in week out, and he might come a cropper like he did against Man United.

“But let’s be clear. Man United could have scored nine and Leeds could have scored seven, so the result could have been different.”

Jim White responded saying, “Crazy.”

“They will get enough points to stay in the Premier League,” Jordan added.

“He [Bielsa] will get better players [in the summer] and I think he’s absolutely right.

“This Leeds side have a lot about them that’s admirable. I don’t worship at the temple of Bielsa. I think Bielsa does the job he’s been brought in to do. He’s a very compelling manager but I’m not seduced by him.”

Score seven and lose?

Man United had an incredible 28 shots in the game on Sunday and Leeds had 18 [FBRef].

That is a pretty crazy stat in the modern game, with so much emphasis on defence.

Patrick Bamford (0.56xG) and Jack Harrison (0.59xG) both had big chances to score and Raphinha drew a really smart save from David de Gea.

How different the game might have been if Bamford had taken his early chance when the game was 2-0.

That could have taken the wind out of United’s sails, which were in full flow after scoring twice in the first three minutes.

Football is always a case of what-ifs though.

Jordan has questioned Bielsa before this season but he didn’t lay into him like we thought he would today.

Instead, he said he admired him and said that Leeds would get enough to stay in the Premier League.

That’s good enough for us.

Scoring seven at Old Trafford? That’s pretty crazy in anyone’s book. Scoring seven and losing? Even our minds would have been blown.

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