Alex Mowatt has hailed Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa as “world-class” and is glad to see his former club doing so well this season.

Before football was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Leeds were on a five-match winning streak that saw them move top of the Championship table with nine games to play.

While there is doubt about how the season will be finished, many would expect the Whites to secure automatic promotion back to the Premier League if the remaining nine games are played.

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Barnsley midfielder Mowatt, 25, is delighted to see Leeds top of the league and is also happy whenever he receives tweets from Whites fans who still follow the Doncaster-born ace.

“There are always Leeds fans commenting on my posts on social media which is nice,” Mowatt told Sky Sports, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“Unfortunately for me, during my time there, I don’t think there was ever a manager who was there for longer than six months.

“It was all very hectic.

“Now it seems to have settled down and they have a world-class manager who has got people playing.

“It is good to see them doing well and playing well.”

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It is good to see Mowatt still keeps an eye on how things are going at his former club.

Mowatt had been on the books at Leeds since 2004 before he left to join Barnsley in January 2017.

The midfielder had been one of the stars of the Leeds squad before he dropped down the pecking order at Elland Road and to be fair to him, he could be right that the constant change in management was behind him failing to keep his spot.

Still, many will look back at Mowatt’s 2014/15 campaign at Leeds when he won the Fans’ Player Of The Year Award and also the Players’ Player Of The Year.

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