Manchester United legend Keane praises ‘brilliant’ tackle that ended Shaw’s season

Ex-Old Trafford skipper insists Hector Moreno’s challenge that left Luke Shaw with double leg fracture was an ‘accident’ and just part of high-speed professional football

Hector Moreno’s challenge on United’s left-back left him with a double leg fracture but Keane insisted the PSV Eindhoven man had done nothing wrong – and everything right.

Keane – famed for his hard-man attitude to the game – said: “I thought it was a brilliant challenge. I love the physical side of the game.“You can always tell by the players’ reactions – they are the best judges as they are near the tackle. They didn’t think it was a bad challenge at the time.”When players are travelling at great speed then (injuries) are always going to happen. I am surprised there’s not more. It was an accident with his trailing foot.”Shaw is expected to be out for around six months and is still in the Netherlands after surgery on the injury he sustained on Tuesday.


1.I think Keane needs to watch the tackle again. At first glance, it looks like a strong challenge but when you view it again you can see both of Moreno’s feet leave the ground as he makes contact with the ball, he’s come in with a lunging motion and, as both his feet are off the ground, his full weight is on his 2 feet and he has ended up tackling in a scissor motion, with his back leg catching Shaw’s standing leg. It may not have looked so bad in first viewing (so you can forgive the ref not giving anything for it), but it was a horrendous tackle which was technically terrible in several ways (both feet off the ground, lunging and then a scissor motion to end the tackle). Look at it this way, if that was John Terry making the same tackle on Messi with the same outcome, would the European teams, fans and media be claiming it as a great tackle!?

2.I loved Kean as a player but as a pundit he is a nob head. Always has to say something controversial just to get some limelight. Go back to walking your dogs, we don’t want to hear comments that are only said for a reaction and so people don’t forget about you.

3.Well,he is an expert at breaking another player’s legs.It’s not like he hasn’t done the same thing himself.

4.Only a selfish bravado person ,with no control over his personal views will have that kind of thought. Maybe the F.A should draw a line on this sort of behavior. Roy views are very offensive. I hope United fans disagree with the Animal .

5.Pity someone didn’t do the same to Keane but catch him in the neck. Why is this arrogant git earning money for being a pundit?Anyway was he as good as he thinks he was?

6.Whether it was “Brilliant” or not, Mr Keane’s comments are a bit insensitive to say the least.Not surprising really as he has ‘previous’ in this regard.I think Joowhoo likes to do sh1tstirring

7.Let me ask you Mr. Roy Keane, you talk big about things getting physical, would you want to be on the receiving end of that tackle?

8.Roy is a #$%$. Apparently he feels he needs attention. Consider your source and review the video. It was a straight red. Moreno had to go through Shaw, who had possession, to attempt to get to the ball. Also, Moreno’s feet were both more than a foot off the turf. Straight Red.

9.Breaking legs is second nature to that animal Keane. The sooner the sports channels drop him the better, as frankly, there is nothing that Keane says that even remotely interests me.

10.Almost as well executed as Roy’s cowardly ‘tackle’ on Alf Inge Haaland when he was on the ground. Haaland would have kicked the cr7p out of him if they had both been standing. Utter coward!

11.Totally agree – he’s nothing more than an Irish thug who is ever so hard when he comes at people from behind, but from what I hear he’s not so brave face to face on the street.

12.Yea Roy Keane,all mouth and no troosers!…

13.Roy are you trying to be the Katie Hopkins of the football world?

14.What a statement to make! Roy Keane thinks he’s a hard man but far from it – he’s got plenty of mouth and nothing else.

15You #$%$ Kean just another pundit with nothing constructive to say

16.Keane,you are one grade A prik,a wannabe hard man,,people who disrespect and say disrespectful things are covering up for their own insecurities.Wish he’d just #$%$ off to his cowardly hole and fester.

17.Prick! Trailing foot? It was a 2 footed tackle.Irish nob head!

18.Aye u wud nevar hav intentionally injured anywan durin yer career sure ye wouldant hav Roy?

19.Shut it you gesplürgeunked, oirish gobshite, ye !

20.Keane is a pain in the neck !

21.Roy Keane?Is that the wee headless one ?

22.Die, Roy, Die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23.Roy Keane is clearly not up to date with the football laws.

Excerpt from FIFA’s “Laws of the Game”:…”Serious foul play

A player is guilty of serious foul play if he uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when challenging for the ball when it is in play. A tackle that endangers the safety of an opponent must be sanctioned as serious foul play.

Any player who lunges at an opponent in challenging for the ball from the front, from the side or from behind using one or both legs, with excessive force and endangering the safety of an opponent is guilty of serious foul play.

A player who is guilty of serious foul play should be sent off and play is restarted with a direct free kick from the position where the offence occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick) or a penalty kick (if the offence occurred inside the offender’s penalty area).”

I think that tackle on Shaw ticks all the boxes there. Once upon a time the law was that if you got the ball first it was no foul. I guess Keane is still living in that era. As it was it should have been red card and penalty.

24.I wonder how such bravado Man like Roy treat his wife in bed ?

25.Ayatollah Keane must be in need of a job interview, now that the staff have removed his book from the shelves of Asda.–brilliant–tackle-that-ended-shaw-s-season-143706855.html

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