Leeds ramped up their pre-season preparations with the first leg of their tour of Australia on Wednesday night as the Whites suffered a 4-0 defeat.
The performance at both ends of the pitch failed to live up to much as Patrick Bamford missed a simple opportunity before they were also carved open defensively.
Leeds started the game with a defensive pairing of both Gaetano Berardi and Liam Cooper but it didn’t go well as United put Marcelo Bielsa’s side to the sword.
After the game, there was a heated reaction from Leeds supporters who were all essentially calling for the same thing, new defenders.
A host of supporters launched a tirade of comments slamming both the club and the centre-backs who started. One fan claimed that Leeds desperately needed a new centre-half whilst another hoped they never saw Berardi and Cooper play for them again.
A further supporter wanted the club to open their eyes, labelling the situation as embarrassing.
Leeds only conceded the third-fewest goals in the league last season but after losing Pontus Jansson could struggle unless they sign a new defender.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
You can’t seriously have watched that and thought that we don’t need another centre half.
— Rabernet (@RSTJA) July 17, 2019
Hope going on this trip means we can afford a centre back now
— Dan Kilburn (@dkilburn1) July 17, 2019
desperately need a cb
— alex (@MikeDeansSon) July 17, 2019
Buy 2 centre backs so I dont have to see Berardi and Cooper in a Leeds kit again.
— Brandon Yates (@Brandon7Yates) July 17, 2019
Sign a CB and a striker
— Fog (@PrinceKalvinP) July 17, 2019
Open your eyes and buy a defender. That was a shambles. Couldn’t care less that we played Man U, no one could be arsed. Embarrassing
— Jaaack (@JackLUFC__) July 17, 2019
Thank god its over.. Selling Pontus for ? But keeping Calamaty Cooper & Beradie worked out well ?
— borisirishwhite (@leinsterwhite) July 17, 2019
Buy some defenders lads
— Luke (@Iufcluke) July 17, 2019
please sign some better defenders lads pic.twitter.com/oSDPWoc5Rn
— Yosh Cawthorne (@cawthornejosh) July 17, 2019