By Mark Smith

21st Feb, 2022 | 7:00am

Roy Keane fumes at 'Madness' of Leeds in 4-2 defeat v Manchester United

Roy Keane was left fuming at the “Madness” of Leeds in their 4-2 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

The Whites came from 2-0 down to equalise in 24 second-half seconds but threw it away after that with two pieces of poor defending.

Going man-for-man yet again raised serious questions from Keane, who insisted that it was the first sign of “Insanity.”

Speaking live on Sky Sports after the game (20 February), Keane was not impressed with what he saw.

“From Leeds’ point of view, the first sign of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results,” he said.

“They done this earlier in the season at United earlier in the season and conceded five – they’re doing the same.

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“When you’re against quality players, they’re doing this man-for-man stuff, it’s madness what they’re doing.”


Keane and everyone going to Elland Road knew what to expect from Leeds yesterday, but it was moments of poor defending that cost them.

It wasn’t the tactics, it was lapses in concentration.

Three of the four goals were down to individual errors from players who either lost their men far too cheaply or just didn’t clear a simple ball when it was needed.

Fred’s goal was the only example of losing a couple of men and leaving huge spaces that were exploited, even Bruno Fernandes’ goal could have been stopped with better positioning – even if Victor Lindelof ran 50 yards.

Marcelo Bielsa is stubborn, it may cost us some weeks, if not most recently, but there is no point in challenging him – he won’t change.

In other Leeds United news, Jeff Stelling has shared what he has been told about the injury blow to Patrick Bamford over the weekend