Kalvin Phillips praised for his role in Leeds United win.

Gary Neville has praised Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips for his performance against Salford City.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said he felt Phillips controlled the game for Leeds as they cruised to a 3-0 victory.

Phillips was given the man-of-the-match award for his efforts.

Speaking after the game to Sky Sports, Neville said: “Leeds did well, Kalvin Phillips in particular, he controlled the game.”

He added that Leeds were just too quick and too good for Salford to deal with.

Neville said: “The speed of some of the players was devastating.

“The quality difference started to show at times. Salford could have scored a couple of times, but you also felt Leeds could have scored more as well.”

Eddie Nketiah, Gaetano Berardi and Mateusz Klich scored Leeds’ goals.

Leeds face Stoke City in the next round of the Carabao Cup at Elland Road.

Phillips is key to Leeds United’s style of play under Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds probably could have beaten Salford without him, but it was made a lot easier by having him in the side. 

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