Leeds United news: Chief responds to permanent transfer calls as Daniel Farke shuts down claim
Leeds United are now heading into the international break and on the back of another win, no less.
The Whites have enjoyed a strong start to the season overall, currently sitting firmly inside the playoff spots after back-to-back wins and three wins from their last four outings. Daniel Farke’s men defeated Bristol City last time out, and they now take a break before taking on a likely top six rival in Norwich City in less than two weeks.
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In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Elland Road.
Just as quickly as a Leeds United ‘changing of the guard’ narrative sprang up on Saturday, Daniel Farke shot it down. The absence of both Liam Cooper and Luke Ayling caused a stir on Saturday, but Farke has played down any claims that the guard is changing at Elland Road.
“Yes, today [Pascal] had the armband, but our club captain is definitely Liam Cooper,” said Farke.
“It’s always good to have him because he’s a leader together with Luke Ayling, both with experience leading the group. I’m pretty grateful that they were also there today as leaders with the group because we had an average age in the starting line-up, I don’t know exactly how young it was, but must be one of the youngest in the last decades here for Leeds in a league game.
“We need this leadership and for that Liam and Luke are really, really crucial and although they perhaps both would have preferred to play each and every second, they were outstanding in the dressing room and I can just praise their characters and their behaviour and how much they are there for this group. This is crucial.”
Greenwood was starting just his second game for the Riversiders and says he is now finally feeling fit and sharp following a start to the new season disrupted by injury.
Greenwood told Middlesbrough’s official website: “I’m over the moon. I’m thinking that I’m starting to get going now. Obviously I had a bit of a slow pre-season with my injuries and stuff.
“I feel fit, I feel sharp and I’ve just got to keep going now, have a little break because there are a lot of games coming up so come back sharp and ready. I am buzzing we got the three points. It’s great for us as a team with the belief we have had from the start of the season.
“Now we are really starting to get going and I think we just need to carry that momentum on now. It was an unbelievable feeling. I am just buzzing that we got the three points and I thought we really took our chances.”