Garry Monk's comments on Charlie Taylor at Leeds look very interesting one year on

Garry Monk manager of Leeds United  looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 7, 2017 in London, England.

Former Leeds United boss wanted commitment to the club.

Garry Monk manager of Leeds United  looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 7, 2017 in London, England.

The Leeds United team today is a very different one to the side which performed at Elland Road last season.

The spine of that side is gone, sold, released or loanees returned, while manager and star left-back have also departed.

It is exactly one year ago to the day that former boss Garry Monk pleaded with left-back Charlie Taylor to commit his future to the Whites.

Charlie Taylor of Burnley and Harry Chapman of Blackburn in action during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley at Ewood Park on August 23, 2017 in...

And his comments look very interesting 12 months on.

Speaking to TV Yorkshire when quizzed about Taylor, Monk said: "All our players need to stay where they are. I do not have any doubts about any of that.

“That’s very clear, we said the same in the summer. That message is the same so we have no worries about that side of it at all."

Taylor's spell at Leeds would end on a sour note - and that bitterness would go onto be topped by Monk himself.

Leeds United's English defender Charlie Taylor (L) congratulates Liverpool's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet following the EFL (English Football League) Cup quarter-final football match...

Taylor was left out of Leeds' final game of the season, with his mind focused on securing a move away from the club.

He left for Burnley, although has failed to earn a place in their starting line-up so far.

While Taylor's departure was half-expected, Leeds fans were shell shocked when Monk quit in June.

He was a manager who had preached togetherness, and seeing him walk out on the Whites came as a major surprise.

Monk is now managing Middlesbrough, but has found it tough to recapture the spirit and success of his initial spell at Leeds.

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