Leeds United fans on Twitter were incredibly impressed by what they saw from Ben White as he made his debut for the club in their 2-1 win against Guiseley in Thursday’s pre-season friendly.
White’s ball-playing abilities and composure in possession clearly impressed a number of supporters as many highlighted those as the defender’s key qualities.
The 21-year-old was signed on loan from Brighton earlier in the summer, and he may have a key part to play for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season after Pontus Jansson was sold to Brentford.
The youngster was only playing against a National League North side, but the game was closer than many anticipated as Guiseley led for a large portion of the match.
One supporter even used the hashtag #Pontuswho as he obviously believes the youngster could step up in the Swede’s absence.
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Here’s what the Elland Road faithful have been saying on Twitter…
Ben White…how good did he look going forward, very impressive, as was Costa, both will be really effective when fully fit and match ready, can’t wait to see this new look side perform
— Stephen Taylor (@Smtlufc) July 12, 2019
Now I’m getting excited and Ben White #pontuswho!
— phil (@philsullivan2) July 12, 2019
Do we have an option to buy with Ben White @PhilHay_? I can see Bielsa multiplying his worth over the coming season by 10!
— Jezaldinho (@Jezaldinho) July 12, 2019
Looks like he is going to become a fans favourite looked quality last night
— Ian LUFC Ward (@ianward65) July 12, 2019
— Dan Drake ?? (@Drakey21587) July 11, 2019
Very well ? pushes forward up the pitch more than Jansson if that’s possible ? some fantastic touches and super calm on the ball #lufc
— Absent DJ (@thisisabsentDJ) July 11, 2019
Ben white looked quality tonight too didn’t he? Certainly takes playing out from the back to a new level ?
— Barkerz (@barkerzzzz) July 11, 2019
Shackleton was like Prime Dani Alves and Ben White was stepping out like Baresi in his pomp #lufc
— Armo ☀️? (@Jordan_Armo) July 11, 2019
Ben White looks very very good on the ball and perfect for a MB system. Costa just needs more fitness ☺️#LUFC
— Liam Horsley (@liamhorsley18) July 11, 2019