'Worst Leeds player for years' - Fans tear 25-yr-old to shreds after performance in loss to Sheffield United
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans took to Twitter to slaughter Gianni Alioski for his performance in the team’s 2-1 Championship defeat to Sheffield United on Friday night.
The summer signing, 25, was given the nod to start in a three-man attack but made little impact as United suffered a fifth loss in six matches in all competitions.
The Macedonia international played 70 minutes in the Elland Road clash before making way for Pablo Hernandez as he once again failed to complete a match.
Goals from Billy Sharp and David Brooks cancelled out Kalvin Phillips’ brilliant volley as United climbed to the top of the table.
Leeds fans were hugely critical of the display of Alioski, who has struggled to be effective after an encouraging initial month at the club.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— JPM (@yorkshirejpm) October 27, 2017
Alioski, Pennington and Ayling have been absolutely dreadful. Changes at h/t needed #lufc
— Libanese (@naitchbey) October 27, 2017
As soon as they scored the second we looked beaten, lassoga alioski pennington awful tonight #lufc
— matt parsons (@matt_pars_lufc) October 27, 2017
We where awful Phil. Need to find a formation & way of playing. Lasogga & Alioski passengers. Can’t carry players in this game. #lufc
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) October 27, 2017
Think the aim now should be stay in and around the top six and see what we can get in Jan. Alioski lassoga, Grot not good enough. #lufc
— Bremner’s LoveChild (@davyred93) October 27, 2017
Very disappointing. Alioski isn’t worth his place at the moment. Thought Vieira was good again but comedy defending cost us. #lufc
— Chris Lee (@Chris1014Lee) October 27, 2017
Alioski is the bloke who lies on CV to get job, has decent 1st week of induction, seems sound, but is found out quickly to be a fraud. #lufc
— Rob (@darlobobby) October 27, 2017
How Alioski is a footballer I do not know #lufc
— Passion For Leeds (@PassionForLeeds) October 27, 2017
Thomas Christiansen’s side are now seven points adrift of the top of the Championship in fourth place, with United leapfrogging Wolverhampton Wanderers to lead the way after their promotion from League One last season.
Leeds are next in action on Tuesday night when they host Derby County.
In other Leeds United news, the club are closing in on a bargain deal for a midfield enforcer.