Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa turned up at a youth training session in Leeds and got them to play Murderball

Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa stunned a youth football team in Leeds when he turned up to give them a training session.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 1:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 1:28 pm

The Whites manager joked he was going to get the young lads to play Murderball - non-stop, intensive bursts of regular football credited with helping transform Leeds United s fortunes - for three hours.

Leeds United fan Matthew Price was watching a training session when Bielsa turned up.

Matthew said: "He turned up and told them they were all playing Murderball - which they thought was fantastic.

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Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa at a youth training session in Leeds.

"He was winding them up saying they were going to play it for three hours.

"The kids just loved it. They couldn't believe that he turned up to train them.

"Through his interpreter he told them he was going to train them today.

"He's a hero to them - he's a hero to us all - but to these kids he's an even bigger hero.

"They were star struck. I'm 50 years old and a few weeks ago I walked down the road and Patrick Bamford passed me and even I was like 'woah, what's that all about'?"

Bielsa held a 90 minute training session with the boys before heading off.

Matthew added: "It's just nice to see that something great is happening at Leeds United. It's been given back to the fans and that's what it should be."

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