Leeds United maintained their unbeaten start to the 2019/20 campaign last night with a 3-0 victory over League Two side Salford City, with one player in particular producing an eye-catching performance.
Signed from Brighton & Hove Albion on a season-long loan earlier this summer, Ben White featured in his third consecutive game for the Whites at Moor Lane and was excellent throughout the clash.
As well demonstrating an ability to read the game in a defensive sense, the 21-year-old was also very composed whilst in possession of the ball against Salford as he allowed his side to squeeze their opponents by consistently making the correct pass.
Having suffered the setback of losing Pontus Jansson to Brentford last month, Marcelo Bielsa may have unearthed the perfect replacement for the Swedish international in the form of White if the defender’s recent outings are anything to go by.
After White helped his side record their second clean-sheet of the season, plenty of Leeds fans took to Twitter to react positively to his latest display.
Here are some of the best responses from the club’s supporters.
We need to talk about Ben white.. seriously what a talent???? like a young John Stones #lufc
— Oliver Medd (@OliverMedd7) August 14, 2019
— Connor Mahoney!! BielsaBall and Beer ???????? (@ConnorMOT92) August 14, 2019
Tell ya what Ben White has proper surprised me and proved me wrong so far this season. Looks like we’ve found a right coup there. Fingers crossed it continues ???????? #lufc
— Ant (@antonyLUFCmay) August 13, 2019
I take back my doubts of Ben White.. Hes a better version of Cooper as well as an upgrade to Pontus.. What a signing hes going to be #LUFC
— ROSSii (@MrROSSii1990) August 13, 2019
Ben White – what a player #lufc
— MB 1919 (@MartyButt) August 13, 2019
Very positive to see all three new signings doing exactly what we brought them in to do tonight. White absolutely flawless, Costa creating chances & Nketiah getting a crucial finish when the match needed a goal. Hopefully we’ll see more from all three very soon. #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) August 13, 2019
Can we just not give Ben White back please? #LUFC
— Ewan (@LUFCEwan) August 14, 2019
Ben White looks a classy defender #lufc
— Adam Room (@AdamRoom17) August 14, 2019
It’s only 3 games in and I genuinely prefer White to Jansson and rate him higher #LUFC
— Foz (@chrisfozard) August 13, 2019
Ben White 3 games in looks absolutely faultless would love him permanently #lufc
— Armo☀️???? (@Jordan_Armo) August 13, 2019
White is expected to feature once again for Leeds when they head to the DW Stadium on Saturday to face Wigan Athletic in the Championship.Like what the FLW have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!