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Fans mock talkSPORT pundit for what he said about Leeds chances next season

Fans have chosen to mock a talkSPORT pundit for what he said about to their social media followers about Leeds United’s chances next season.

Michael Gray, a pundit for the radio station, has been criticised for tipping the West Yorkshire outfit to be one of the ‘surprise packages’ at the top end of the Premier League table come the end of the season.

The Whites ended their 16 year wait to win promotion back to the Premier League thanks to the ingenuity of Marcelo Bielsa.

Marcelo Bielsa has got the Whites back in the big time following a 16 year absence, and they are ready to make sure they are back for good and not just a flying visit.

They’ve already splashed the cash to bring in the likes of Rodrigo, Robin Koch and Helder Costa (permanently) and they aren’t looking to stop there with many more stars linked including Ryan Kent and many more from overseas.

Will Bielsa-ball work in the Premier League? They played without pressure and made it hard work for Arsenal in the FA Cup last season, though there will be a lot for the boss to get used to.

Not only has he ‘despaired’ the press coverage whilst in the Championship, but also the top flight’s media and sponsor requirements which are a potential minefield for the Argentinian.

They are predicted to finish the highest (top 10) out of all the newly promoted clubs, with West Brom and Fulham the favourites for relegation.

And, whilst speaking on talkSPORT’s Sports Bar, former Sunderland player Micky Gray – who endured two separate loan spells at Leeds – insists Champions League football could well be on the way back to Elland Road if the Whites can continue their positive summer spending.

“Well, what I would say to you right now off the top of my head is – without even thinking – is there is one [Champions League] place left,” he told Sports Bar co-host Adam Catterall.

“Liverpool, City and Chelsea… and then there is one left.

“Arsenal have strengthened; they looked really, really good against Liverpool [in the Community Shield] and won the FA Cup where the played very well against Chelsea.

“Now, they are not going away, and I have said in the last couple of shows that Arsenal are chasing down that top four.

“Tottenham are getting stronger, I don’t if they are getting strong enough. Everton are going to be knocking on the door, I don’t think they are good enough to finish in the top four.

“And then you’re going to have the likes of Wolves, Leicester City and a couple of others.

“Watch out for Leeds United, I swear. They are going to be the surprise package.”

As mentioned, fans chose to mock the talkSPORT pundit for what he said about Leeds chances next season…

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