Leeds United discovered who they will face in the first round of the EFL Cup yesterday evening, with the draw made in London.
The Whites will travel to newly-promoted Salford City for the first-ever meeting between the two sides.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men will aim to go deeper into the competition than they did last season. Leeds were defeated in the second round by Preston North End at Elland Road.
Their first round opponents are co-owned by several members of Manchester United’s ‘Class of 92′ and it almost seemed inevitable that Leeds would be drawn alongside them first up.
David Beckham joined Gary and Phil Neville, and Nicky Butt earlier this year as a part-owner of the football club.
The Leeds fans are fairly excited about the trip to face the Football League newcomers.
Naturally, the chance to put one over any club that has anything to do with a set of former Manchester United players is right up Leeds’ street.
The supporters typically travel in their droves to Leeds games and they will certainly sell out their allocation for the short trip to Salford.
Following the EFL Cup draw we looked at a selection of tweets from Leeds fans:
100% a fixed draw for tv.
— James Morgan (@J_Morgs8) June 20, 2019
Did @SkySports pick the balls out by any chance?
— John Slicer (@JohnSlice80) June 20, 2019
Let me guess this is going to be on sky
— 2019 Leeds United (@2019LeedsUnited) June 20, 2019
We all know who the real class of 92 are anyway 👊🏼 #lufc
— Wayne (@wayneleedsfan) June 20, 2019
No chance of getting a ticket. The allocation will be about 5.
— Nigel Jessey 💙💛 (@Nyge_79) June 20, 2019
Defo losing that one then
— Tom Burrow (@TomBurrow_) June 20, 2019
— Phil Annets (@PhilAnnets) June 20, 2019
was buzzing til i saw that badge and now i’m just depressed
— Seeley (@SeeIey) June 20, 2019
I think we can all predict what's going to happen here. 🙄
— Le Petite Finch @Lionesses ⚽️ (@LePetiteFinch) June 20, 2019
Lol that's a right tie hahahaha
— Allmoneylaundryarentwe💙💛 (@scotttownend2) June 20, 2019
I predict a riot I predict a riot 🤣🤣
— Deano LUFC (@Deanoc72) June 20, 2019
— Paul Robey (@pmrobey66) June 20, 2019
Oh my lord
— RobYork (@GrumpyGit9) June 20, 2019
— Owen (@Owen3457) June 20, 2019
I predicted that, get in
— LUFCJAKE_yt (@JakeMaclean19) June 20, 2019