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Photo: Marcelo Bielsa watches Leeds' U23 game

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 8, 2018 in Leeds, England.

The Leeds United boss and Victor Orta were watching the youngsters today.

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Marcelo Bielsa has been spotted watching an Under-23 game, but thankfully it was Leeds United's Under-23 game.

The Leeds boss, who admitted to allegations of spying on opposition teams last week, and Director of Football Victor Orta were pictured at Thorp Arch this afternoon as the Whites' youngsters beat their Crewe counterparts 2-0.

Two goals from fit-again Izzy Brown did the damage for the West Yorkshire side.

The 22-year-old Chelsea loanee, yet to make his Leeds debut despite signing last summer, converted Bryce Hosannah's cross to open the scoring on the stroke of half time, before doubling the hosts' advantage on 76 minutes by slotting home from close range.

It's been an injury ravaged first six months in West Yorkshire for Brown but, after impressing in front of Bielsa, the Argentine may be weighing up using him in the senior side next weekend.

Orta's presence is also interesting. The Spaniard is responsible for incomings and outgoings at Thorp Arch, so this afternoon might've been an exercise for him to gauge which youngsters should be loaned out for the rest of the season.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

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