By Will Butcher
Leeds fans were delighted on Twitter to see Lewis Cook make his Premier League debut for Bournemouth during their 3-1 loss to Manchester United.
The 19-year-old signed for the Cherries from the Whites for an initial £6million, which will rise to £10million with add-ons after winning the Football League Young Player of the Year.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe decided to throw the midfield wonderkid in at the deep end by starting him against Premier League giants Manchester United.
Cook came off after 81 minutes as United ran out 3-1 winners, and was subject to ‘we all hate Leeds scum’ chants throughout the match.
The midfielder played a major part in the build up to Bournemouth’s consolation goal, producing an impressive dummy in the build-up to former Leeds right-back Adam Smith’s strike.
Leeds fans were impressed with Cook, who didn’t look out of place despite the major step up from Championship to the top flight of English football.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
One Leeds fan summed up what all of the Whites’ supporters are feeling, comparing Leeds target man Chris Wood to United’s new attacking spearhead Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The young midfielder has been a mainstay of the Leeds team for the last two seasons, starting 41 of their 46 Championship matches in 2015/16 and providing further evidence of the potential that has made him a regular in the international set-up.
In other Leeds news, captain Sol Bamba has implored manager Garry Monk to add to his eight new recruits.