Opinion: Why Leeds United history boys are making us proud

Marcelo Bielsa is right: nobody ever got a statue dedicated to them outside a football ground '“ or anywhere else, for that matter '“ on the back of two weeks' work.

However, it would be remiss of this newspaper not to acknowledge the little bit of Leeds United history he and the players carved out for themselves at the weekend.

To open his account as manager in a way which nobody before him has ever achieved is to be celebrated.

Crucially, Mr Bielsa and the players should know that this city is right behind the club, as it always has been, marching on together.