Max Gradel is a Leeds United legend, at least in the modern era. Naming players that earned legendary status following relegation from the Premier League, and before Marcelo Bielsa’s era – Gradel is one. He is alongside the likes of Jonny Howson, Robert Snodgrass and more. But now, Leeds icon Gradel has been spotted in a Manchester United shirt.
Gradel, 33, spent two years at Leeds between 2009 and 2011. During that time, he played 82 times in all competitions – scoring 25 goals and creating 13 goals. He was crucial to Leeds gaining promotion back into the Championship from League One. Even if got sent off in the game we did it.
Leeds icon Gradel… in a United shirt?
Right now, Gradel is still playing and impressing in Turkish football. Joining Sivasspor in the summer of 2020 from Toulouse, he has since played 48 times. In that time, he has produced a whopping 27 goal involvements. The Ivory Coast ace scored 12 goals and created 15 more in assists.
He has always maintained a brilliant relationship with Leeds fans. But now, Gradel has thrown all of that into the air – by being pictured in a Manchester United shirt. While the occasion was a charity match in his native Ivory Coast, Gradel is pictured in a shirt of our biggest rivals.
The image of former Leeds ace Gradel in a Manchester United top was posted on Instagram by We Love Maracana.