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Ian Poveda's superb cameo for Leeds United against Manchester City this weekend shows Marcelo Bielsa's 'old-fashioned' way of coaching is just as effective in the Premier League as a transfer market spree  Ian Poveda put in a superb cameo performance for Leeds against Man City  The winger shone as the Whites earned a 1-1 draw at Elland Road on Saturday  His display proves that Marcelo Bielsa's 'old-fashioned' coaching can still work Clubs now tend to move towards a transfer market-motivated way of recruitment

By Ian Herbert For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:01 BST, 5 October 2020 | Updated: 00:01 BST, 5 October 2020

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No discussion of this Leeds United phenomenon can be complete before we see what happens when spring arrives. 

Will their intensity remain viable when they face Manchester City and Liverpool again, with thrown in for good measure, in the space of 15 days next April?

But for now, the uplifting part is Marcelo Bielsa’s proof that a club can prosper through the old core value of good coaching — his coaching — rather than contribute to the hyper-inflation of a transfer market which is about to see Edinson Cavani, 33, arrive at on £220,000 a week.

Ian Poveda's superb cameo for Leeds against Man City shows old fashioned coaching can work

Ian Poveda's superb cameo for Leeds against Man City shows old fashioned coaching can work

Marcelo Bielsa used the winger to good effect in the 1-1 draw at home to City on Saturday

Marcelo Bielsa used the winger to good effect in the 1-1 draw at home to City on Saturday

Ian Poveda, outstanding on the right wing after Bielsa introduced him at half-time on Saturday, was so far from a place in Manchester City’s first team that Pep Guardiola did not even meet him for a talk before letting him leave for Elland Road in January.

But Bielsa most certainly did want to look Poveda in the eye. At Leeds, they remember the way the Argentine micro-managed the player when he gave him an hour of football at home to Derby in July. 

‘Again, Poveda! Move Poveda! Now, Poveda!’ he screamed from the side-lines.

Bielsa said he has been surprised by the trajectory of development which saw Poveda look comfortable and intelligent as he made Benjamin Mendy look very ordinary. 

Poveda used to play under Pep Guardiola (right) at Man City before Leeds signed him

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