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Does Mateusz Klich stat expose ex-Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen?

Leeds player Mateusz Klich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Was Mateusz Klich misused at Leeds United under Thomas Christiansen?

Leeds player Mateusz Klich in action during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newport County and Leeds United at Rodney Parade on January 7, 2018 in Newport, Wales.

Leeds United-owned midfielder Mateusz Klich is enjoying himself back in the Netherlands.

The Poland international is a first-team regular at FC Utrecht after joining the Dutch side on a half-season loan in January, having barely featured under Thomas Christiansen during the first half of the campaign.

Klich, a £1.5 million signing [Yorkshire Evening Post] from FC Twente last summer, started only one Championship game under Christiansen, and his performance in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Heracles might somewhat embarrass the former United boss, who was sacked in February.

The 27-year-old created no fewer than 11 goalscoring chances for his team-mates yesterday - the highest amount of chances created by any player in the Eredivisie since Christian Eriksen for Ajax in 2012.

Leeds player Mateusz Klich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

When Klich did play for Leeds, Christiansen used him as a central midfielder, but it seems logical to wonder whether the former APOEL boss could have used him in a slightly more advanced role, utilising his obvious creative abilities.

Speaking to The Yorkshire Evening Post after joining last summer, the Pole even described himself as a "creative midfielder" and it seems likely that he was being misused under Christiansen.

It remains to be seen whether Klich returns to Elland Road this summer or joins Utrecht on a permanent basis, but if he comes back then Paul Heckingbottom must learn from his predecessor's mistake and use him as an alternative number 10.

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