The first game between Man United and Leeds United this season was a goal-fest, albeit the wrong way round for us.
The second, on Sunday, was a damp squib – a very rare 0-0 for Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa.
Neither side created much and Jamie Carragher delivered an honest verdict on the live Sky Sports coverage (Sunday, 2pm).
Towards the end of the game and after a really poor passage of play Carragher said, “This game has been awful, hasn’t it, the quality?
“Jesus. Oh my god. Stay with us viewers we’ve got a cup final coming next. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.”
The Carabao Cup final wasn’t a whole lot better in terms of goals, with Man City scoring late from a set-piece to win 1-0 against Tottenham.
This is progress
Fans might tune into Leeds games to see goals but while yesterday’s 0-0 might have turned the neutrals off, it represents progress for Bielsa-ball.
We were accused of naivety after the game at Old Trafford that finished 6-2.
Now we’re accused of not delivering the goods when we grind out a 0-0 against the team in second place in the league.
Since losing to West Ham 2-0 in March we’ve drawn with Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United, and beat Man City.
With wins against Sheffield United and Fulham, that’s six unbeaten including games against the biggest clubs in the Premier League.
Well take that and look at it as Bielsa-ball evolving.
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