Pundit lauds Leeds United star who 'frustrated the life out of' Man Utd

Leeds United continued their strong run of form last weekend, holding arch-rivals Manchester United to a goalless draw in a fiercely-fought encounter at Elland Road.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 12:12 pm

Whites star Kalvin Phillips put in another fine Premier League performance against the Red Devils, showing exactly why he's likely to be in England's squad for the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament this summer.

Writing for BBC Sport, pundit Garth Crooks included the 25-year-old in his team of the week, and claimed: “This was another attractive fixture that suffered due to the absence of fans. Lots of good players on show but with no audience to perform to the game petered out.

“My interest tended to centre on the contest in midfield between Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and Leeds United's Phillips. I've mentioned Phillips before in my team of the week and rate him very highly. His performance against Fernandes was impressive.

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Pundit lauds Leeds United star who 'frustrated the life out of' Man Utd

“The England midfielder not only relished the battle with the Portuguese star but frustrated the life out of United. Fortunately for Leeds, Manchester United didn't start with Fernandes and Paul Pogba, had they done so Phillips might have had his work cut out.”

Leeds, who are currently ninth in the Premier League table, will look to rack up as many points as possible before the end of the season, as they aim to secure a top-half finish.

They're taking on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium this weekend, before taking on Spurs, Burnley, Southampton and West Brom respectively in their final four matches of the 2020/21 campaign.