Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has received high praise from former Premier League player Stephen Warnock after his impressive outing against Manchester United in the penultimate league for Leeds United at the end of last month.

Stephen Warnock told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports that Phillips showed why he’s highly rated by England national team manager Gareth Southgate and Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa with his performance against the Red Devils at Elland Road penultimate Sunday.

According to Stephen Warnock, Phillips showed his quality as he was able to keep Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes quiet for the majority of the game that ended in a goalless draw at the home of Leeds United.

The result ensured that Leeds United moved into the top nine on the league table though they have since dropped two places to 11th spot after the 2-0 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Leeds United missed the services of the aforementioned Phillips for that Brighton game due to injury and it’s not surprising that his team struggled a great deal without him. Leeds United have a poor record without Phillips in the team this season with seven defeats from nine games including the loss suffered against the Seagulls.

The defeat at Brighton ensured that both Arsenal and Aston Villa are now ahead of  Leeds United in the battle for ninth place on the table. The Gunners are in ninth spot at the moment after the 2-0 away win over Newcastle United courtesy the goals from Mohamed ElNeny and Pierre-EmerickAubameyang. Villa are in 10th place after the 2-1 away win over Everton thus condemning Leeds United to 11th spot on the Premier League standings ahead of this weekend.