During the summer, Leeds only brought in two players in on permanent deals with a further four on season-long loans. Marcelo Bielsa likes to use a small squad throughout the season but during a tough and long Championship calendar, that could well come back to haunt him.
Over the last few weeks, the Leeds squad has begun to feel the effects of Bielsa’s high-tempo style of play and his relentless training schedule. Recently, Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez, Gaetano Berardi and Barry Douglas have all picked up slight injuries and with that in mind, Leeds could well dip into the transfer market.
One area that Leeds could well strengthen in, is in midfield. Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich have both been the players that Bielsa has decided to play in midfield, and have both been outstanding so far this year. The Argentine does have the returning Adam Forshaw, Lewis Baker and Jamie Shackleton to play in that position but if Leeds are going to gain promotion this year, Bielsa will need some quality depth.
With that in mind, The Sun is reporting that Manchester United are considering sending Scott McTominay out on loan with Leeds reportedly interested in taking him. If Leeds are wise, however, they will resist a move for the Manchester United youth academy product.
Although he impressed in his first year at the club and made 13 appearances for Manchester United in the league, McTominay has struggled to get into the side this season and has so far only made four appearances in the league.
While it may be a great opportunity for McTominay some vital experience, Leeds need someone with more experience and quality than the youngster. He’s at times shown flashes of real quality but overall, McTominay hasn’t quite lived up to the hype that surrounded him. Leeds can ill afford to have someone unproven in the Championship and with that in mind that should steer clear of the overrated midfielder.
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