By Beck Pascal

21st Feb, 2022 | 2:00pm

Roy Keane destroys Leeds United ace Diego Llorente for 'cheating' v Manchester United

Roy Keane was has claimed that Leeds United defender Diego Llorente was cheating as Manchester United scored their first goal at Elland Road this afternoon (February 20).

The Whites’ relegation concerns worsened as they suffered a 4-2 defeat against their archrivals in the Premier League.

Former Manchester United player Keane held back no criticism in his analysis of the Spaniard.

He said as per Football Daily: “He’s cheating, even his body position is not great.

“There’s a reminder to the players there is only one ball, but you’ve got to do more than one job as if I’ve just got my man here.

“You’ve got to do a couple of jobs, where the ball is coming from, if your mate slips.

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“It’s a form of cheating, he is just grabbing people and he’s actually too tight.”


Well, if Llorente was that much of a cheater, surely Harry Maguire wouldn’t have been able to score the goal at all.

If anything, what the 28-year-old did in terms of his overly tight defending helped the England international score as he almost effortlessly cushioned the header into Illan Meslier’s goal to make it 1-0.

As per usual, Keane is having a moan about nothing.

Once again though it wasn’t good enough from Marcelo Bielsa and the players. What on earth was he thinking leaving the team’s best player on the bench in the biggest game of the season? Madness.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t the problem though. It’s been the same all season, the Whites are just leaking in goals and unless they fix that, it will be very hard to win football matches.

The fightback was admirable but overall, it just wasn’t good enough. God help the players at Anfield on Wednesday (February 23).

In other Leeds United news, Martin Tyler and Gary Neville have discussed a “huge” transfer issue for the club.