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Leeds fans still can’t forgive Smith 20 years after debut

Loads of Leeds fans have been reacting to a rather divisive anniversary, as Wednesday marks 20 years since Alan Smith scored on his debut for the club.

Leeds fans have been reflecting on the career of Smith, and they seem pretty evenly split between forgiving his controversial move to Manchester United and hating him for it.

The 38-year-old, born in Rothwell, spent two years with the academy at Elland Road before making the jump to the first team.

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His debut goal against Liverpool came on this day in 1998, and he went on to make 172 league appearances for the Whites, scoring 38 times.

He formed a brilliant partnership with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and became the first Leeds player to win the “Supporters’ Player of the Year” award two years running.

Some fans still can’t forgive him for jumping ship to Manchester United after the Whites’ relegation though, a move that didn’t exactly pan out for him either.

You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…

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