Simon Johnson posts emotional tribute to his short Leeds career on Twitter

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The former Leeds midfielder is thankful to have lived out his dream.

Simon Johnson took to Twitter on Thursday evening to post an emotional tribute to his short career at Leeds United.

Indeed, the 33-year-old, who is still a professional footballer, lived out his dream of playing at Elland Road as a Leeds player.

He only managed a handful of appearances for the Whites, of course, and was loaned out no less than five times.

But Johnson still remembers Leeds fondly and even got a retweet from the club's official Twitter account on Thursday.

As for United now, Steve Evans is guiding the side through somewhat of a purple patch, having won three of their last three Championship games.

The chance to make it four in a row comes during a Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield Town this weekend. Then Leeds face another derby - and a reunion against former manager Neil Warnock.

Here's how some United fans, meanwhile, responded to Johnson on social media:

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