“Hernandez is very, very good at creating things – but he needs midfielders running beyond him. If two midfielders are just sitting there, his options are narrowed and it has to be a pinpoint cross.
“Even if the midfielders don’t meet it – they distract the keeper.”
Leeds’ two central midfielders against Cardiff were skipper Liam Bridcutt, who was sent off late on, and 18-year-old Ronaldo Vieira, who had been given the nod over Eunan O’Kane.
Bridcutt will now miss the home clash against City on Tuesday, when Monk must decide whether to reinstate O’Kane or recall Kalvin Phillips.