Alan Shearer showers Leeds United with praise for 'brilliant' Premier League return

ALAN SHEARER has hailed Leeds United's Premier League return and says the Whites can already be proud of their first season back.

Former England captain Shearer covered Saturday's Yorkshire derby between Leeds and Sheffield United at Elland Road for Amazon Prime Video.

The former striker looked on as Marcelo Bielsa's Whites recorded a 2-1 victory thanks to a 12th-minute strike from Jack Harrison and 49th-minute Phil Jagielka own goal which was caused by Harrison's cross.

The triumph took the Whites up to 42 points for the 2020-21 campaign and Shearer has been impressed with more than just United's haul of points.

IMPRESSED: Alan Shearer during Saturday's coverage of the Yorkshire derby between Leeds United and Sheffield United at Elland Road for Amazon Prime Video. Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

"They've been brilliant," said Shearer.

"They can be very proud of what they have achieved this season.

"They can relax, they can look forward to the next few games, to the end of the season and then again they will go again next season.

"It has been refreshing, it is exciting, they do go forward, they do defend very well and the energy with and without the ball is magnificent.

"I know they got knocked out of the cups early so they have just had the league to concentrate on which has perhaps helped them in terms of fitness wise but they are really, really exciting to watch."

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Thank you Laura Collins