Leeds fans rave about Alfie McCalmont on Twitter after York win

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa takes his seat before the match during the Pre-season Friendly match between York City and Leeds United on July 10, 2019 in York, England.

Alfie McCalmont was outstanding as Leeds United began pre-season with a dominant win at York City.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa takes his seat before the match during the Pre-season Friendly match between York City and Leeds United on July 10, 2019 in York, England.

A number of Leeds supporters have insisted that Alfie McCalmont needs to be promoted to the first-team on a permanent basis after the under-23 stalwart produced a superb performance in the Whites' opening pre-season friendly.

Marcelo Bielsa's side were able to put a disappointing week in the transfer window to the back of their minds on Wednesday as they returned to the pitch for the first time since last season's Championship play-off semi-final.

 

And Bielsa is likely to be delighted with a lot of what he saw at York City as Leeds ran out 5-0 winners, with a number of first-team stars impressing and several youngsters, perhaps unsurprisingly, catching the eye.

McCalmont was handed a start in the role that Kalvin Phillips thrived in last term. The Northern Ireland under-21 international looked a class act in one of the most important positions in Bielsa's system.

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

He looked comfortable dropping into the backline alongside Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi, and also distributed the ball extremely well. It was certainly the kind of display that the Leeds fans would have loved to see amid all of the speculation surrounding Phillips' future at Elland Road.

And plenty of fans have taken to Twitter to laud McCalmont's display in the curtain-raiser. Several have suggested that he has definitely played himself into contention for more chances this summer, while many expect the 19-year-old to have put himself right into Bielsa's plans for the coming season.

General View of Elland Road prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on December 26, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Here is what some of the fans made of the teenager's performance...

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