Middlesbrough fans on Twitter blast Garry Monk comments after Leeds defeat

Garry Monk the Middlesbrough manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage on September 23, 2017 in London, England.

Garry Monk did not enjoy a happy return to Leeds United.

Garry Monk the Middlesbrough manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage on September 23, 2017 in London, England.

Garry Monk returned to Elland Road with Middlesbrough yesterday and suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leeds United.

Monk quit Leeds in the summer and later took over as Middlesbrough manager.

Boro came into the game three points ahead of Leeds in the Championship, a deficit pulled level by the Whites with their win.

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017...

Garry Monk spoke after the game, suggesting that the 2-1 loss to Leeds was harsh.

Monk's assessment that Middlesbrough deserved a share of the point was blasted by his own fans, who accused him of being deluded.

Here is a look at how fans reacted to his comments.

Defeat was bad enough for Middlesbrough but the manner of the performance made it even worse.

Leeds had been 2-0 up before Britt Assombalonga pulled one back late on.

Middlesbrough had a disappointing start to the season before pulling together a good run of results over the past month to reach the play-off spots.

Now that progress has been checked and it appears Monk has a long way to go to truly convince Middlesbrough fans that he can deliver them promotion.

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