United snapped up the 20-year-old attacker on a season-long loan from Arsenal on deadline day.
Nketiah is one of the most exciting products to come through Arsenal's academy in recent years.
And former Tottenham boss Sherwood says that Leeds fans have a lot to look forward to, noting that the youngster could be key in helping the club win Premier League promotion.
He told Sky Sports' The Debate: "He needs to go out and get game time, rather than Under-21 football, and there is no better stage to go out and get game time than Elland Road.
“That crowd will love this kid. He runs in behind, he wants to chase balls, gets himself in the box and scores goals. He’s got a good attitude, with a bit of spite which is what you need. I love him, I love watching him play.
“I’m sure he’s ready to step up and he’s got a great stage to do it on. Leeds is a proper football club. If he goes there, starts well, scores a lot of goals, becomes a sensation, he can be crucial in getting Leeds promoted.”
At best, Nketiah is likely only to start on the bench. Patrick Bamford led Leeds' forward line so effectively in the 3-1 win over Bristol City last week and it'll be a huge surprise if Marcelo Bielsa drops the Englishman.
On the whole, it was a brilliant summer for Bielsa's side, even if the vast majority of their additions were loan signings.
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