League Two side Salford City have taken a sly dig at Leeds United on Twitter as they prepare for their League Cup clash with Everton tonight.
A lot has changed for both Salford City and Leeds over the past few years, with the League Two side clinching Football League status after bankrolling the National League while the Whites have made it back to the Premier League after 16 years away under Marcelo Bielsa.
Bielsa’s second season in charge saw Leeds get off to a flier in the league again as well as in the League Cup when they were rather ironically drawn against the Class of ’92-owned Salford.
It was a very routine win for Leeds as Eddie Nketiah opened his account on his debut, tapping into an empty net after some great work from Helder Costa, before Gaetano Berardi prodded in a rare goal from a Costa corner, with Mateusz Klich adding the gloss with a superb solo goal late in the second half.
Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance that night and saw Leeds United disappoint him once again in a cup competition.
Salford City haven’t exactly been prominent for a while and came into relevance when they rose into League Two, with the likes of Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes investing heavily to build the club.
Their clash against Leeds was the biggest of their history, playing against a side steeped in history with huge global reach.
However, now, the club seems to believe they have upped that historical moment after being drawn to play Leeds’ fellow Premier League outfit, Everton.
There’s always a debate to be had at who’s the bigger club on Twitter, and Leeds fans didn’t take too kindly to this swipe…
Everton’s consistency in the top flight will always see them as a household name, but even after 16 years away, Leeds are too.
You could see how massive a game the Salford-Leeds clash was for the minnows last season as they sold out completely with a group of Manchester United legends in attendance too.
They were humbled that night and give a dose of reality by Biesla’s machine and you’d think Caro Ancelotti’s men will be equally professional in their approach.
It’s clearly not going to be as big a clash for Salford against Everton than Leeds considering there’ll be no fans in attendance too.