By Daniel Feliciano

8th Nov, 2022 | 3:40pm

Rio Ferdinand shares Jesse Marsch sack verdict at Leeds United after what happened 'all of a sudden'

Rio Ferdinand has praised Leeds for their major turnaround against Bournemouth on Saturday (5 November) and said it could act as a catalyst for their seaon.

The Whites came from 3-1 down at Elland Road to win the game 4-3 thanks to a Crysencio Summerville injury time winner for the second successive game, helping Jesse Marsch to cling on to his job despite mounting pressure.

And Ferdinand, speaking on his Vibe With Five podcast (7 November, 35:55), said that could act as a “catapult” for the club to kick on this season with Marsch holding on to his job for now.

“What a game,” he said.

“Yeah he is (holding on to his job). I think that result there for Leeds was a massive result because I think the place would have been turning given how the game started for them, going behind and what not.

“Turning it around, the confidence. We keep saying this but there has got to be a moment in the season that can catapult you onto a run and you’d like to think for Leeds fans, that could be one of their tougher results.

“The game seemed like it had gone too far away from them, then all of a sudden bang. The way they finished that was tremendous.”

Fingers crossed

Leeds started the season well and people really believed we were set for a big season when we battered Chelsea and claimed a 3-0 win at Elland Road.

But nobody would have told you after that game that we wouldn’t win again for eight games, and that the first would come against Liverpool at Anfield.

Showing the character and quality to get a result there was huge, but to follow it up with a big win after being in such a tough position against Bournemouth who are fighting for their lives in the division too was arguably just as big.

The fans had turned again, and the manager is still not everyone’s cup of tea, but with results like the last two it’s hard to see him being moved on any time soon.

Fingers crossed that we can navigate the Carabao Cup clash with Wolves on Wednesday (9 November) before a big Premier League clash against Tottenham before the World Cup break, and then reset and refocus ahead of 2023.

In other Leeds news, Marsch could yet leave Leeds are dramatic Premier League twist this week