Leeds United face Man United on Sunday in one of the games of the season and both clubs have been put back in the spotlight recently thanks to the Telegraph.
A report from earlier this week said that Leeds could make another attempt to take Dan James on loan in January – despite all noises coming out of Leeds saying that it’s going to be a quiet window.
To be fair, James is linked every single window so Leeds fans are used to it now.
The difference in this window is that a lot of Man United fans seem ready and willing to let him go.
After a solid start to his United career, James has gone backwards.
He hasn’t played a minute in the last six Premier League games for his club and hasn’t even made the matchday squad in three of the last six.
We know Marcelo Bielsa was a fan. And we know that when Bielsa is a fan of a player, his views rarely change, especially without having a go at seeing his vision through.
However, this is January, James hasn’t played much first-team football and Leeds are happy with their squad.
That all spells disappointment for these United fans who would love to see James make a move, with some optimistically saying that he could form part of a deal that would see Kalvin Phillips going the other way.
Nice try, lads.
Give them James and some money for Phillips just the type of player we need
— Tombeard (@MrTombeard) December 15, 2020
At least somebody is a fan of him! For his sake he should go to Leeds. He won't get the chance to develop at Man Utd, he may never 'develop' though and just be an average Premier League footballer.
— Ryan Robinson (@RyanRobinson_35) December 15, 2020
I’m up for that and even better how about we give Leeds £35M and James in return for Kalvin Philips. Utd will only need one DM with him in the team. Great passing, quick and strong in the tackle.
— Neil Hogan (@hog34990) December 15, 2020
Please take him for free, will will even throw in some cash
— Sohail Kamroodeen (@Babz_Gp) December 15, 2020
Please take him. Give them Mctominay as a thank you
— Abdhullah Sizam (@AbdhullahSizam) December 15, 2020
I will personally drop him there👍
— Poulsen (@BatofGotham6) December 15, 2020
Get rid of him aswell What a waist of money
— Kane E (@KaneEmery2) December 15, 2020
Not all United fans feel the same, though, with one saying it would be “another shocker from us to let him go”.
Another said, “I believe we should let James leave to Leeds.”
Be another shocker from us to let him go.
— Andrew J. Naismith (@Gonk83) December 15, 2020
I believe we should let James leave to Leeds, he isn't starting for our side, and a good chance to get some money out of it to buy other players.
— WL (@WL11410837) December 15, 2020
He will turn james Into a beast winger that will be scoring like CR7 . please dont sell him
— Demon king😍 (@phantomdviper) December 15, 2020
Disgrace if Utd let this happen and don't start using Dan properly.
— 'The Outlaw' Josey Wales (@jwales37) December 15, 2020
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