Leeds United’s pre-season rumbled on yesterday evening when the very thin squad travelled to Bootham Crescent to face York City in a friendly fixture. The final score was 1-1 and whilst the result was disappointing, no one was disappointed when they realised that Ronaldo Vieira would e captaining The Whites.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) 19 July 2018
The game was a big opportunity for Vieira to Marcelo Bielsa what he’s capable of as he was thrown the captain’s armband on his 20th birthday. Bielsa will have been impressed with what Vieira brought to the table during the match and whilst the club are strapped for players considering their lack of signings, it’s lads like Vieira who will be stepping up throughout the season to fill in and play their part.
At the age of just 20, the central-midfielder has already racked up over 60 Championship appearances, scored his first goal in the division and become a regular feature, having made 28 appearances for the club last season alone. If the Whites do go on to challenge for promotion under Bielsa this season, it’s likely that their young midfielder will be one of their key players. Vieira has the ability to dictate play and Bielsa will no doubt find a way to get the best out of him, as he has done with many players before him.
You can see what the fans made of Ronaldo Vieira here:
— eddieleeds (@eddieleeds1) 19 July 2018
Loved his interview! Great to see he is happy! MOT! Keep going to all the Lads!
— Manny (@manraj_hayre) July 19, 2018
1 2 3 4 Woooooah! He’s no longer a teenager, woooooah he never gives the ball away!
— Ashley Weatherill (@AshWeatherill1) July 19, 2018
Captain? Would be a gamble but also quite a statement. Ticks many boxes.
— bill fox (@foxobilly) July 19, 2018
Very composed after first 5 minutes!! Didn’t get out of 2nd gear tonight. Still think you’ve got a lot to offer going forward.
— Mike Gore (@MikeGore2) July 19, 2018
Love you Ron
— John Llewellyn (@LaceyJohn1) July 19, 2018
As you can see, the fans are all delighted for their midfielder to be given the armband and can’t wait to see Vieira in competitive action once the season starts.