Man United legend Roy Keane: PSV star made ‘brilliant tackle’ on Luke Shaw
The former Irish midfielder says Luke Shaw was unlucky to suffer a leg break
Roy Keane says Hector Moreno made a “brilliant challenge” on Luke Shaw despite the Manchester United defender breaking his leg in the incident.
The England international required 10 minutes of treatment before the 20-year-old full-back was replaced during United’s 2-1 defeat by PSV Eindhoven in their Champions League opener on Tuesday night.
When players are travelling that speed, defending like that, injuries are going to happen. I’m surprised there are not more like it
United confirmed Shaw had suffered a double fracture from the challenge, which required surgery upon the former Southampton defender’s return to Manchester.
While Keane felt Shaw was unlucky to suffer the horror injury, the former Red Devils captain didn’t see any issue with Moreno’s challenge.
“I thought it was a brilliant challenge,’ Keane told ITV Sport. “I love the physical side of the game.
“You can always tell by player reactions and none of the United lads at the time – and players are best judges because they are nearest the tackle – didn’t react over the top thinking it was a bad challenge, obviously at the end of it.
“And when players are travelling that speed, defending like that, injuries are going to happen. I’m surprised there are not more like it. It was more of an accident at the end with his trailing foot.”
Shaw moved to United from Southampton in a £27m deal in 2014.
After initially struggling to hold down a starting place under Louis van Gaal last season, Shaw has been ever-present in the United side this term.
The Red Devils face Southampton at St Mary’s in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.