Ronaldo Vieria has signed a professional contract with Leeds

By Dominic Toner

Ronaldo Vieira divided opinion on Twitter after making his full Leeds debut in the 3-0 defeat against QPR.

Leeds got off to the worst possible start in the Championship as goals from Nedum Onuoha, Sebastian Polter and a Tjaronn Chery penalty secured the points for the London club and burst the bubble of optimism at Elland Road.

Vieira, 18, was surprisingly named in the starting X1 for Leeds, as he got the nod over more senior pair Alex Mowatt and Luke Murphy.

The youngster was at fault for giving away the penalty with the score at 1-0, after bringing down substitute Jordan Cousins inside the box and allowing QPR to take a comfortable position.

Despite the mistake several of the Leeds fans have singled out Vieira as making a positive impact on the game, whilst others have harshly treated the youngster on Twitter.

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Here are a selection of their messages:

The former Benfica midfielder has impressed throughout pre-season, most recently picking up the man of the match award as the Whites produced an impressive victory against Serie A side Atalanta.

The 18-year-old has certainly not gone unnoticed during his short stay at Leeds so far, partly because of his impressive performances for the youth side and also his eye-catching name.

Robert Green produced a howler in the match to gift QPR an early lead and Leeds never fully recovered from the setback.

Manager Garry Monk will be hoping to improve in their next league fixture against Birmingham, who drew 0-0 with Cardiff on Saturday.

In other Leeds team news, Monk revealed why new signing Pablo Hernandez was not in the squad against QPR.