Keane: Shaw leg-breaker was ‘brilliant challenge’

Date published: Thursday 17th September 2015 11:17

Luke Shaw: Lies in agony after breaking his leg

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has defended the tackle that broke defender Luke Shaw’s leg in two places as “a brilliant challenge”.

England international Shaw faces at least six months on the sidelines after his tibia and fibula were both broken during United’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to PSV on Tuesday.

Moreno has since defended his first-half challenge, while Shaw’s former manager Mauricio Pochettino said the 20-year-old was ‘still crying’ when he contacted him for support 24 hours later.

Speaking to ITV1, former Red Devils midfielder Keane backed Moreno and defended the tackle, saying: “I thought it was a brilliant challenge.

“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.

“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 of with his trailing foot.”

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