York City 0 Leeds United 5 - player ratings, talking points and standout moments

Leeds United returned to action on Wednesday evening with a 5-0 victory over York City at Bootham Crescent.

Thursday, 11th July 2019, 12:19 am
Leeds United talking points

Here, we pick out a number of player ratings, talking points and standout moments from the Whites opening pre-season friendly of the summer in case you missed the action.

It had been 56 days since Leeds last kicked a ball in anger. United, though, returned to competitive action with a bang as they put in a five star showing at York City. Blowing off the cobwebs nicely.
8/10 - Jack Harrison. The Man City loanee needs a strong campaign at Elland Road and there was no better way for him to start. Two goals and an assist rounded off a fine evening for the 22-year-old.

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Jack Harrison - during a quality display for the winger there was one moment of magic. York stood off Harrison 20-yards from goal and the loanee crashed a lovely finish into the bottom corner. A fine goal to cap a fine showing.
3-3-1-3 - Bielsa's second formation was out in force at York City. Alfie McCalmont slotted into the centre of defence as the Under-23s star made the step up. Pablo Hernandez also played in a more prominent central role.
8/10 - Pablo Hernandez. The Spaniard was in scintillating form last season and picked up where he left off. City couldn't deal with his trickery and craft as he bagged a goal and two assists. A more central role this season?
There was no Kalvin Phillips in the line-up on Wednesday evening. The midfielder, though, is expected to feature at Guiseley on Thursday alongside the rest of the Whites first-teamers with two fixtures in the space of 24 hours.
7/10 - Pascal Struijk. He may have only been on the pitch 30 minutes but it was enough to make an impression as he bullied York's attack. He also got forward on the left of the back three, setting up chances in the latter stages.
Development signings Liam McCarron and Rafa Mujica featured on Wednesday. While there were also minutes for Oli Casey and Jack Jenkins, who will be relatively new faces for United's support stepping up from the Under-18s.
While Harrison was in action Leeds fans were made to wait another 24 hours to see fellow summer signings White and Costa. The duo are expected to feature at Nethermoor with supporters eagerly anticipating their first showings.
Barry Douglas - Going into this season nothing is a given. I dont think we can see on paper who is going to be there. Its all about who can be the most consistent. The sooner we get going and play to our full potential the better.