Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink was less than impressed by Leeds United as they drew 0-0 against Manchester United at Elland Road on Sunday.
Leeds didn’t really create any clear-cut chances for themselves throughout the 90 minutes as Marcelo Bielsa’s men struggled to break down the away side’s defence.
However, there was one moment in the second half when the Whites caught Man United on a counter-attack.
Kalvin Phillips played a stunning long-range pass diagonally across the park from the right-back area to the left-wing.
It found Helder Costa, who has a shot at goal which was deflected off Aaron Wan-Bissaka and looped just over the Man United goal.
Hasselbaink was impressed by Phillips and claims Costa was unfortunate but overall, he wasn’t happy with how his former club did this weekend.
Speaking after the match on Sky Sports Premier League on Sunday afternoon [04:05pm], Hasselbaink said: “This was Leeds’ only counter-attack and we know Leeds are big on counter-attacks.
“[Costa] is a little bit unlucky here but that was the only counter-attack they had in the game.
“Phillips is a brilliant player but I think Man United stopped them from it doing and you have to give Man United the credit for that.
“Leeds didn’t look themselves today.”
Thank god that’s over
Leeds’ goalless draw against Man United was hard to watch.
It was a very drab game that had little to offer for Leeds fans other than the anxiety of playing against a team that looked more likely to score.
If someone was going to grab a breakthrough in that game, it was going to be Man United – let’s not lie about that.
Luckily, Man United’s attack was woeful and we managed to keep them at bay with some strong performances from Illan Meslier, Pascal Struijk and Phillips, who was at his best once again.
Bruno Fernandes is a front-runner to win the player of the year award for this season but Phillips made him look like a complete dud throughout the 90 minutes at Elland Road on Sunday.
Not only was Phillips having the better of him defensively, but that pass he did to Costa was also easily the best of the game. Bruno couldn’t dream of pulling that off in West Yorkshire.
It was a good point for Leeds but that was arguably the least threatening we’ve looked under Bielsa in a long time.
In other Leeds United news, one Whites player was spotted limping in the late stages of the draw.