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Redfearn claims Leeds United player reminds him of Roy Keane

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Leeds United caretaker boss has compared Giuseppe Bellusci to Manchester United hero Roy Keane, but would a former Chelsea star be more apt?

Giuseppe Bellusci scored a terrific free-kick for Leeds United against Bournemouth, one which turned the game in their favour and was his first goal for the club.

Quizzed by Leeds United TV after the game, manager Neil Redfearn admitted the defender still has plenty to work on in his game if he is to be the complete article, but suggested this is all part of what makes Bellusci what he is.

Redfearn however unexpectedly decided to compare Bellusci to a player who, it's safe to say, Leeds fans never took to, in Manchester United hero Roy Keane.

"He doesn't give up, he's a warrior he's a battler, he competes. He plays a little bit close to the edge, but there's a lot of top players like that.

"Roy Keane was a little bit like that, not far off being a booking or a sending off, and them players make you winners."

Objectively Redfearn makes a good point about Bellusci's style which has the potential to infuriate fans, but the choice of Keane perhaps wasn't the best due to his previous run ins with ex-Leeds defender Alf Inge Haaland.

A better comparison, what about former Chelsea centre-back David Luiz? The Brazilian is known for his unpredictable defending, but also his long range shooting and free-kick skills.

Whether Leeds will see the best or worst of him over the remainder of the season is to be determined, so long as there are no 7-1 thrashing they are on the wrong end of.

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