Jesse Marsch has criticised Aston Villa's slow play during the goalless draw between the two sides in the Premier League on Sunday.
"Villa slows the game down, and that’s two or three opponents that we’ve had here that throw the ball away, take a minute on every goal kick. We need some help to manage this, we can’t do it alone," the Leeds head coach told Sky Sports.
"The sad thing is that this is the best environment in the league for me, and our fans don’t come here to watch a snail-paced match."
Gerrard: 'It works both ways'
Leeds played half the game while down to 10 men due to the 48th minute sending off of Luis Sinisterra for two yellow cards.
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"Was he unhappy with their time wasting when they went down to 10 men?" Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard responded when told of the Marsch comments.
"It works both ways.
"But I'm not interested in Jesse and what he thinks and his opinion. We will do what we need to do. I'm only interested in Aston Villa."
Gerrard added that he was "frustrated" that his attacking players had not taken advantages of the chances presented to them.
"We've created more than enough to win this football match," said Gerrard.
"Even 11 v 11, I felt we had the moments. We came here to frustrate Leeds. Before the game, maybe you would have settled for a point. We'll go away extremely frustrated because we know the three points were there for the taking.
"When you don't defend well, you question your defenders, and you work even harder on the training pitch to help yourself keep clean sheets. So it wouldn't be fair if I didn't question my attacking players.
"I need better moments of quality at key times. We've had 19 shots on goal today, 12 inside the area. We've had the numerical advantage for a big chunk of that second half. That's on me, on us, and we need to improve in that area."