Responding to a montage on Twitter of defender Ben White’s performance in midfield against Huddersfield Town last weekend, many Whites supporters have been in awe of the youngster’s showing in a different position to his natural – with one fan even stating he could be a ‘future England captain’.
White, despite registering the second-lowest SofaScore rating out of anyone in the starting eleven during their 2-0 victory, scoring just 6.7, did manage to take 41 touches and complete 73% of his passes in total – whilst also winning all of his attempted aerial duels.
The Englishman, who is currently on loan from Premier League outfit Brighton, has started 37 Championship games for Marcelo Bielsa’s side since joining in the summer – highlighting just how highly the manager rates his contributions to Leeds’ current league standings. Indeed, judging by this footage as well as the stats, it’s debatable whether the club could opt to make White’s deal permanent.
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Here’s how supporters flocked to worship the ‘phenomenal‘ youngster on social media.
He has been phenomenonal this season.
— Sorely (@Samtonked76) March 10, 2020
future England captain
— DazIll (@Desmondo007) March 10, 2020
Is it wrong to hope Brighton get relegated?
— Stephen Dalziel (@dalziel_stephen) March 10, 2020
Getting Better at It..
— borisirishwhite (@leinsterwhite) March 10, 2020
Ironic that the first time he played at DM was against Huddersfield, the improvement is dumb
— Harry Jones (@h_arryjones) March 11, 2020
He’s an absolute Rolls Royce isn’t he? #lufc
— Mark Philmore (@IdlePastimes) March 10, 2020
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