“Second season syndrome starts now” – How social media reacted to Leeds United’s opening day defeat

It was a humbling start to the season for Leeds yesterday. Despite months of hype prior to the new campaign with many tipping the West Yorkshire club for European football, the Whites lost to rivals Manchester United 5-1 in a gut-wrenching defeat. Well, that was my take but what was yours? How did social media see Leeds’ defeat yesterday?

Unsurprisingly, many saw the result as a sign that ‘second season syndrome’ is about to set in.

Of course, second season syndrome is often a precursor to relegation and many began tipping the club to be playing Championship football next term.

However, many – including some Manchester United fans – believed it was just a blip for Marcelo Bielsa’s boys and that relegation is still a long way off.

There was one positive to take out of the game however and that was Luke Ayling’s wonder goal.

However, even he couldn’t escape criticism on a difficult afternoon for Leeds.

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