Garry Monk takes dig at Leeds over performance

Garry Monk the Middlesbrough manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage on September 23, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds United drew 0-0 at Garry Monk's Sheffield Wednesday today.

Garry Monk, manager of Middlesbrough looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Middlesbrough at The Den on December 16, 2017 in London, England.

Garry Monk has suggested that his Sheffield Wednesday side looked far more of a cohesive unit than Leeds United.

Leeds were held to a 0-0 draw by Monk's troops at Hillsborough this afternoon.

There weren't a huge amount of goalscoring chances but both goalkeepers, United's Kiko Casilla and the Owls' Kieren Westwood, emerged with plenty of credit after some top-drawer saves.

Monk, who was the Whites' manager during the 2016-17 campaign, has only been Wednesday boss for less than two months.


They're very much a side in transition, but the 40-year-old says that Sheffield Wednesday made Leeds look like the team who barely knew their manager.

He said as quoted by Leeds Live: "Keep playing like that you will win games and dominate.

"Playing against a team in their second season under that manager. We’ve been together eight weeks. Looked like the other way around today."

Monk's side might've been slightly better than Leeds, who arguably had the best chance when Patrick Bamford's header was tipped wide by Westwood on the stroke of half time.

According to BBC Sport, Bielsa's side had 57 percent of possession and nine shots in comparison to Wednesday's 11.

The Elland Road side are third in the Championship, one point clear of Monk's outfit.

Leeds manager Gary Monk looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on August 7, 2016 in London, England.

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