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Photo: Ronaldo Vieira watches Leeds United's Under-23s

Ronaldo Vieira of Leeds United closes down Ben Osborn of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on January 25,...

Leeds United's Ronaldo Vieira watched the youth team today.

Ross McCormack of Aston Villa is put under pressure from Ronaldo Vieira of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December...

Ronaldo Vieira took the time to watch Leeds United's Under-23 side in action against Crewe Alexandra today.

The 19-year-old midfielder's twin brother Romario was in the squad but reserve boss Carlos Corberan elected against bringing him off the bench.

It's just about as close to a football pitch as Ronaldo has been over the past few weeks as manager Thomas Christiansen - also in attendance today - refuses to give him many chances in the senior side this season.

Vieira was the breakthrough star for Leeds under Garry Monk last term but he has only managed three Championship games this season - all from the bench.

Ronaldo Vieira of Leeds United closes down Ben Osborn of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on January 25,...

Christiansen has an abundance of midfield options but Kalvin Phillips has not looked himself over the past few weeks and you wonder whether the 44-year-old manager will give the teenager a chance when Reading visit Elland Road on Saturday.

But he, and indeed desperate United fans, won't held their breath.

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