Ian Poveda arrived at Elland Road with a lot of hype surrounding him.
You can understand why as well, the young winger has been on the books at Barcelona, Arsenal and Manchester City, so you’d think that he has a certain amount of talent.
The 19-year-old is apparently highly rated by both Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta, but for some reason he’s still yet to make his United debut.
In fact, he’s not even making the matchday squad these days as he was once again left out against Brentford after not making the bench against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
It’s hard to understand why Poveda isn’t being given at least a spot on the bench. Stuart Dallas spoke very highly of him and said that he’d settled in with the squad well, and Leeds’ current starter on the right hasn’t been in the best of form with fans have bashing Helder Costa as of late.
Understandably, supporters were far from happy when they saw the teamsheet and Poveda was nowhere to be seen.
Poveda still not on the bench am finding it hard to not question
— – (@yaboysharpy) February 11, 2020
Poveda not even on the bench, don’t understand at all
— Conor (@conor_crossley) February 11, 2020
No Poveda again as well, this bloke has lost it he’s completely gone.
— Post Mix Lemonade (@MMMMMNoodleSoup) February 11, 2020
Poveda not even in the squad, laughable
— Danny Robinson (@danny_robinson2) February 11, 2020
Where is Poveda ????? No words https://t.co/2FosBBQIfS
— Laura (@lauralufcmot) February 11, 2020
Other supporters questioned why the club had even brought him in.
To be fair, you can understand these frustrations, as all the signs have pointed towards everyone at the club rating the youngster, yet he’s still not being given a chance.
Of course, at just 19 years of age he’s got plenty of time to make an impact at Elland Road, However, we’re getting towards the business end of the season now, and if he’s not even getting a chance on the bench it’s hard to see him being handed any real opportunities over the next few months.
What was the point in signing Poveda.. West Brom sign Grosiki from Hull and we sign someone who can’t even get on our bench 🙃
— Bullen (@jordan_bullen) February 11, 2020
What was the point to Poveda?
— Only Fools and Orta (@WAFLL_92) February 11, 2020
Poveda? What was the point of that signing exactly?
— ⚽️ChatLUFC⚽️ (@ChatLUFC) February 11, 2020