Leeds defender Liam Cooper sends message to Lewis Cook

The pair previously played together at Leeds United.

Ahmed Kashi of Charlton Athletic (L) and Lewis Cook of Leeds United in action

Leeds United's Liam Cooper has congratulated Lewis Cook on his fantastic Premier League debut for Bournemouth in Sunday's 3-1 defeat by Manchester United.

The 19-year-old midfielder more than held his own against a star-studded Red Devils side yesterday, even though the result was not fantastic.

Leeds United’s Lewis Cook scores their first goal

It was Cook's first competitive outing for Bournemouth since leaving Leeds in a potential £10 million deal (according to The Guardian) and his performance was certainly the overriding positive on an otherwise disappointing day for the Cherries.

Cooper spent two years with Cook at Elland Road, and the centre-back is "buzzing" to see his friend dazzle on the big stage.

Leeds United's manager Garry Monk

It is very early days but, given the Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic factor, the world will have seen how promising a talent Cook - last season's Young Player of the Year in the Championship - is and it will be a huge confidence boost for the teenager.

Things haven't been going well back at Leeds, who lost their first two Championship games to put a real downer on their start to the season after a very optimistic summer.

Manager Garry Monk brought in eight new players but unless their form picks up rapidly then the 38-year-old may not be around to help them develop.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

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