Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has expressed his disbelief that the club have failed to invest in their defence.
Speaking on ITV’s Champions League Highlights show, the Irishman pointed out how United have spent huge amounts of money on their squad – but are yet to invest big defensively. Now, with Luke Shaw’s injury which could see him sidelined for at least 6 months, United are in desperate need of more reinforcements.
“Defensively I still think United are all over the place,” Keane told ITV.
“The money United have invested, going forward they will be fine and in midfield they are not too bad but I think they are crying out for centre-halves, definitely one, possibly two.”
“As long as Blind and even Smalling, I’m not sure about him, or either Jones are playing centre-half, particular in the Champions League against bigger teams [they will struggle].”
“It was a poor result, poor performance and giving away bad goals. They had chances to get something out the game. Disappointing night for United.”
Roy Keane also leaped to the defence of Hector Moreno, after the PSV defender’s sliding challenge left Luke Shaw with a broken leg.
“I thought it was a brilliant challenge,” Keane added. “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 of with his trailing foot.”
[Quotes sourced from the Daily Mail]