'World-class', 'MOTM' - Many Leeds fans thrilled by player for 'Perfect performance' v Fulham
Leeds United fans have been waxing lyrical about Ben White after the on-loan defender impressed in the 3-0 win against Fulham on Saturday.
White, 22, played a huge role in the defence as Leeds kept their 18th clean sheet of the Championship season.
Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic was kept quiet throughout the entire 90 minutes – other than when he nastily caught White with his elbow – which is a mammoth task against the Championship’s joint-top goalscorer.
According to stats by WyScout, White won 12 of his 15 defensive duels – an 80 per cent success rate that betters his 71.5 per cent ratio for the entire Championship season.
White also completed 11 recoveries, made two clearances, conceded just one foul and made a huge seven interceptions.
It is no surprise at all that Leeds fan are raving about White’s performance on Twitter.
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You could have awarded the man of the match to almost any player in white at Elland Road on Saturday but it seems that the on-loan 22-year-old is the pick for most of these supporters.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
@ben6white You can let Mitrovic out of your back pocket now. Well done on MOTM performance. #MOT #ALAW
— 💙Colin🏆Dutton💛 (@ColinDutton6) June 27, 2020
I'll admit it knew very little about Ben White before be signed on loan with #LUFC but he must be the stand out loan signing in D2 this season.
VO & MB need to be acclaimed for this signing alone
White should be a shoe in for team of season & also major contender for #LUFC POS
— Leeds Fan in Chicago (@ChicagoWhite) June 28, 2020
White and Cooper were outstanding today. Their concentration was spot on. Didn't let Mitrovic bully them and kept him quite. #LUFC
— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) June 27, 2020
Ben White absolutely outstanding today. Could have been ruffled by Mitrovic early on but stuck to the task. Ended with Mitrovic's head going down and arms flailing. The perfect performance from him #lufc
— Jack Dickinson (@jackdickinson10) June 27, 2020
HUGE win and phenomenal performance. ‘El Mago’ coming on changed things in an attacking sense but unbelievable performances from Ben White and @LiamCooper__ !!!
Yesssss @LUFC !!!!
Happy weekend #lufc
— Stephen (@Harmolufc) June 27, 2020
Rating #LUFC vs ffc
3rd goal just sublime pass by Pablo game over
MB my mom tactical masterclass
Pablo outstanding for 40 mins
Mitrobitch should have been off after 2 mins for assault
Parker out of his depth
Sky commentary poor
— Leeds Fan in Chicago (@ChicagoWhite) June 27, 2020
How amazing would it be if Leeds are able to sign White permanently at the end of the season?
It would be really difficult to get a deal done with a Brighton side that is likely to avoid relegation and interest in the centre-back is bound to be high.
Leeds are just going to find it so difficult to replace him but there’s no doubt that no matter happens in the next transfer window, White will be remembered by fans for eternity as being one of the greatest loanees Elland Road has ever seen.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites must fork out a six-figure sum of money to this club if they win promotion.