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Bielsa admits he has ‘learned a lot from Sheffield United’ ahead of crunch Yorkshire derby

Marcelo Bielsa admits he has ‘learned a lot’ from Sheffield United this season as Leeds prepare to face their promotion rivals this weekend.

Bielsa’s Leeds side host third-placed Sheffield United at Elland Road on Saturday lunchtime, with just two points separating the Yorkshire rivals as they bid for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Former Argentina and Lazio manager Bielsa admits he has watched plenty of Sheffield United this season, saying Chris Wilder’s side are one of the teams he has ‘learned the most from this season’.

“I have learned a lot from Sheffield United, they are one of the teams from which I have learned the most this season,” the 63-year-old Argentine said in his pre-match press conference.

“They have a new style of playing and they have been faithful to that all season, each player is giving the best of themselves.

“When we played against them it was a hard win (1-0 in December) and probably we didn’t deserve to win. It’s a big challenge to try and beat them.”

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