Marcelo Bielsa provides Raphinha and Rodrigo updates after Leeds United triumph at Manchester City

LEEDS United head coach Marcelo Bielsa provided updates on the conditions of Raphinha and Rodrigo after Leeds United's epic 2-1 success at Manchester City.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 10:38 am

Record signing Rodrigo missed Saturday's contest at the Etihad altogether whilst star winger Raphinha had to be substituted in the 89th minute following a heavy challenge from Fernandinho which saw the City midfielder booked.

Raphinha limped off as he was replaced by Jamie Shackleton and the Brazilian later posted a photograph of his left thigh bandaged on his Instagram story.

Asked for an update in the aftermath of Saturday's 2-1 victory and pressed on whether the injury was a serious one, Bielsa said: "I haven't asked, but don't have the feeling it is anything serious."

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TAKEN OFF: Leeds United winger Raphinha, left, who received a hefty challenge from Fernandinho, right, during Saturday's Premier League clash at the Etihad. Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images.

Asked about Rodrigo, United's head coach explained: "He had a problem in the last training session. So he wasn't in conditions to participate."

Long term absentee Adam Forshaw (hip) is United's only other injury at present but the midfielder is on the comeback trail and could be in line to play for United's under-23s on Friday against Aston Villa.

Whites captain Liam Cooper is now suspended for United's next three games following his straight-red card in Saturday's victory at the Etihad but winger Jack Harrison is now back available having been ineligible to play against his parent club City.

Leeds are back in action next Monday night at home to champions Liverpool.

Cooper will miss the Reds fixture plus the following weekend's eagerly-awaited clash against arch rivals Manchester United at Elland Road and also the trip to Brighton on the first day of next month.

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