Leeds United kicked off their pre-season schedule with a win on Wednesday night, defeating local side York City by five goals to nil at Bootham Crescent.
The fixture presented Leeds fans with the opportunity to see Marcelo Bielsa’s side get back into the thick of things, after missing out on promotion to the Premier League last time out.
Bielsa named a strong team to face the National League North side, with the likes of Kiko Casilla, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and Liam Cooper all starting from the off.
And the Whites turned on the style in front of over 5,000 fans, with Roofe, Hernandez, Jack Harrison and Adam Forshaw all getting on the scoresheet, to ensure that Leeds got their pre-season off to an ideal start.
Plenty of youngsters were given their chance to impress too, with the likes of Rafa Mujica, Robbie Gotts, Alfie McCalmont and Kun Temenuzhkov all getting some valuable minutes under their belt.
After the game, Twitter user @ItsGavE pictured Bielsa taking time to have pictures and sign autographs with Leeds fans, who are still delighted at the news that he will be staying at Elland Road for the 2019/20 campaign.
— Gav (@ItsGavE) July 10, 2019
The lovable Argentine showed his down-to-earth side once again, and here, we take a look at Leeds fans’ reactions…
Not worried what players we have. This man will take us back in style
— michaelJphotography (@michaelJtog) July 10, 2019
No wonder Pochettino sees him as his mentor and father figure. Qualities that Bielsa has passed down to our Poch.
— Martin (@martygee56) July 11, 2019
Bielsa melts my heart! I swear I wanted it for him last season more than for myself. Forgetting football, what a wonderful human being. There’s far too many examples for it to be in doubt. I’d rather fail with Marcelo than succeed with some ‘gerrit in t’box bonehead…’
— HungryDuck ???????????????????????????????????????????? (@LUFCPATRIOT69) July 10, 2019
Thought i couldn't love the man anymore, i'm wrong. What a beautiful human being is Marcelo. ????????
— Alan Thompson ???????? (@thombo1987) July 11, 2019
Love you MB.
— Marta Parodi ???????? (@martitabaires) July 10, 2019
What a top bloke
— 55 and counting (@tysm100) July 11, 2019
Absolute legend..I really hope he is the man to take us back to the top league #lufc
— corbywhite (@gandalflufc) July 11, 2019
Can he be my grandad, mine’s a little grumpy.
— Kurtis Steele (@FaxBrony) July 10, 2019
I am 5’10” and 47 years old, and I want Marcelo Bielsa to pick me up and give me a hug.
— Gavin (@DoctorLeeds) July 10, 2019