Leeds manager Paul Heckingbottom said that it was up to Ronaldo Vieira to “force his way into the team and stay in” and fans are in two minds about what to make of his comments.
The 19-year-old had a great 2016/17 season but has struggled to find the same form this season.
He’s only made 15 Championship starts and has been an unused sub for four of the past seven league games.
And Heckingbottom’s comments prove that he’s not performing at the level his manager wants him to.
He’s not the only one though, and that’s what’s got the Leeds fans confused.
Eunan O’Kane, for one, has come under severe criticism in recent weeks, and one fans said that Adam Forshaw and Vieira is the best central midfield partnership the club has currently got.
It doesn’t sound like Vieira will be starting against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon and some fans aren’t happy with that.
Here are the best reactions from bemused Leeds fans:
Unlike okane and Philips
— GARFORTH WHITES WAKEY 1970💛💙💛 (@mmwgreen) March 16, 2018
I’m currently in better form than o Kane and haven’t kicked a football for 20 years. I agree with a previous comment vieira is a one season wonder
— Martin Cooney (@Cooney9Martin) March 17, 2018
In bad form but our best CM pairing is definitely Forshaw and Vieira
— Mob(Cap)Mentality 🇬🇧🇪🇺🏳️🌈 (@M_C_Mentality) March 16, 2018
Ditch O'Kane & get him in!
— John_Lee (@JohnLee206) March 16, 2018
Well there is no hope if u can’t force your way into this team
— Richard Bradley (@BradleyR1919) March 17, 2018
Given how poor the team is, I’m not sure what he’s doing not to force his way in……. #lufc
— Matt Cowan (@mattcowan86) March 16, 2018
So what's o'kane done contribution zero effort zilch liability 100% at least
— Clarke one nil (@one_clarke) March 16, 2018