Leeds United might have been on the top of a 5-2 thrashing, however United States worldwide Brenden Aaronson nonetheless managed to make his mark towards Brentford on Saturday afternoon.
In a full of life efficiency, the Philadelphia Union youth product created two possibilities, accomplished 92% of his passes, and was profitable with two out of 4 dribbles. Aaronson was sometimes strong with out the ball, too, making two tackles, and 5 recoveries.
Sadly, a defensive collapse noticed Leeds buried in London. Nonetheless, Brentford boss Thomas Frank was nonetheless stuffed with reward for Jesse Marsch’s aspect, even individually selecting out Aaronson.
“I feel they’re actually good,” mentioned Frank.”With a slender entrance 4 combining and tough gamers, good gamers. Aaronson – what a participant, what a participant, that is a prime purchase for Leeds. So I feel we defended that just a little bit dangerous, but in addition credit score to Leeds.”
Frank is not the one one which’s been impressed by Aaronson’s Premier League exploits not too long ago.
Following their resounding 3-0 win over Chelsea a few weeks again, former Leeds defender Matthew Kilgallon was left questioning if the USMNT star has any flaws in his sport in any respect.
“Actually impressed with him, every part, I don’t suppose he’s received a weak point,” he mentioned. “He works arduous, he defends nicely, he will get again in place early, does every part proper. He appears like an excellent lad on the market, he needs to do in addition to he can. And he’s come into the Premier League and completely simply taken to it so simply. Offers every part, he runs round and offers it every part. However I feel we want him on there for 90. I feel he’s that good.”
Aaronson opened the scoring for Leeds in that victory towards Chelsea and performed a starring function on each side of the ball all through. Alongside Kilgallon, former Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Manchester Metropolis midfielder Owen Hargreaves was stirred by the 21-year-old American.
“I actually like him, he’s a implausible younger participant and his work ethic is implausible, too,” mentioned Hargreaves. “Excessive power, excessive depth. That’s what you need to do [to Chelsea], put them beneath stress. Mendy was in all probability shocked by the pace of Aaronson.”
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