Leeds United made a bad opening day begin to the brand-new Premier League season after losing 5-1 versus Manchester United on Saturday.
The Whites tracked 1-0 at half-time however brought back parity after the break thanks to a thunderous strike from Luke Ayling.
United consequently moved equipments and benefited from Leeds’ vulnerable midfield, with Paul Pogba supplying 4 helps.
Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick, while Mason Greenwood and Fred likewise got their names on the scoresheet.
Kalvin Phillips might just make the bench after he was offered a prolonged rest following his involvement in the European Champions.
Robin Koch played in the protective midfield function. He at first looked comfy however was run rough in the 2nd half by the smart motions of Fernandes and Pogba.
Some fans required to Twitter to reveal their response to Koch’s display screen, and they were far from satisfied.
Mesliers circulation today and for a while now has actually left a lot to be preferred..
Koch definitely horrible.
The Majority Of them really careless and simply don’t look up for it.
Great start … #lufc
— Mj (@MattJones210) August 14, 2021
Absolutely spanked and deservedly so! Without Kalvin and Llorente it was always going to be damage limitation.
Reality is, quality in the right areas for them has destroyed us today. Rodrigo is not a 10 and Koch is not a CDM.
Over to you Radz and Victor. We need depth #lufc
— Lewy Pearce 🏆 (@LewyPearce) August 14, 2021
Raphinha puts a good chance wide. Got to say, although Koch has had a torrid game, it was his quick thinking and stepping up which created the chance.#LUFC trail 5-1
— Stuart Rayner (@sturayner) August 14, 2021
A really sobering start and a reminder of how badly Leeds need cover for Phillips.
Koch and Struijk are both excellent players but neither are midfielders and can’t be relied on every time Phillips isn’t available/fit. #LUFC
— Tom Coates (@Tom_C_6) August 14, 2021
— Gary Marshall (@Garymarshall_85) August 14, 2021
Hopefully the Robin Koch at CDM experiment dies today 🤦🏼♂️ #lufc
— Matt Tempest (@matt_tempest) August 14, 2021
Harsh to put all the blame on the CBs TBF, I do not think Koch has actually seen Fernandes or Pogba all game. He’s just not a DM. #LUFC
— The Scratching Shed 🏆 (@TSSLUFC) August 14, 2021
Mistake not to replace Koch with Phillips at HT #lufc
— Joakim 🏆 (@jsjogre11433) August 14, 2021
#lufc Koch is having what may actually be one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen an outfield player have in a Leeds shirt, he’s handed them 3 goals
— Kimberley (@Kimberl79706153) August 14, 2021
This might be the worst Koch performance I have seen since that time I drank half a bottle of Pernod. #lufc
— Rev. A Mol (@RevAMol) August 14, 2021
Leeds are looking to sign a midfielder this summer, and this result highlights why they require a solid back-up for Phillips.
Koch, Pascal Struijk and Diego Llorente provide cover in the absence of Phillips, but Leeds need a specialist midfielder in that role.
Leeds will face Everton in their next Premier League video game at Elland Roadway.
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