The 19-year-old appears to have hinted at disharmony within the Leeds camp last term.
Indeed, the teenager says everyone at the club is in a positive frame of mind, with everyone communicating amid a 'good buzz' around the dressing room.
That, though, is in stark contrast to last season, according to the 19-year-old, who couldn't even think of a word to describe the team spirit or lack thereof last campaign.
Phillips told BBC Radio Leeds: "Everyone's in great spirit, we're back to being a team now. We're starting to act like a team, whereas last year we were a bit... [hesitant silence].
"Everyone's communicating now and there's a good buzz around the changing room."
The chaos off the pitch naturally affected the Leeds players last term, while there was also the infamous episode of the 'injured six.'
That, along with claims of discontent among United's Italian camp with the leadership of Neil Redfearn and Steve Thompson, painted the picture of a dressing room divided into two parts.
And Phillips's comments, though rather ambiguous in nature, seem to back that up. Hopefully, then, a summer of change hasn't just changed things in the boardroom but also at playing level. May the harmony among the Leeds squad remain for a long time to come.