Casemiro’s Absence Proves Costly As Man Utd Struggle Without Him
Manchester United will have to face the challenge of the next four domestic matches without the services of Casemiro, following his red card against Southampton.
The former Real Madrid midfielder’s absence has proven to be a difficult hurdle for the Red Devils in the past, and his four-match suspension does not bode well for the team’s upcoming fixtures.
Following his red card against Southampton, Manchester United will have to navigate their next four domestic matches without the services of their midfield linchpin, Casemiro. However, the Brazilian will still be eligible to play in the Europa League.
Casemiro’s absence will be felt in the upcoming FA Cup quarter-final match against Fulham on Sunday, as well as the team’s visit to Newcastle on April 2. Additionally, he will be absent from United’s home fixtures against Brentford and Everton.
Manchester United’s 1-2 defeat to Brighton highlights the necessity for a top-class midfielder in the team’s line-up.
Ahead of Manchester United’s opening game of the season at home to Brighton, there was a palpable sense of optimism following an encouraging pre-season campaign.
However, that optimism quickly turned to despair when the team was dominated in midfield by Moises Caicedo and Pascal Gross, who scored twice in the first half.
Despite an off-season of change under Erik ten Hag, United’s midfield still relied heavily on the duo of Scott McTominay and Fred, affectionately dubbed ‘McFred’.
It became painfully clear that the team required new blood in midfield, as they struggled to cope with Brighton’s dynamic midfield duo.
Following Manchester United’s 0-4 defeat to Brentford, the team’s manager vowed to rectify the situation with a resolute statement: “I’ll fix this.”
The warning signs were there after Manchester United’s defeat to Brighton, but it was the 0-4 loss to Brentford that proved to be a hurricane for the club. Thomas Frank’s side expertly picked apart United, leading to questions about whether Erik ten Hag could rectify the mess.
From his home in Madrid, Casemiro watched with interest. United had reportedly reached out to his agent regarding a potential move, as the Brazilian was at risk of losing his place as first-choice holding midfielder in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting line-up following the arrival of Aurelien Tchouameni.
“Tell them I’ll fix this,” Casemiro reportedly told his agent, demonstrating his eagerness to answer United’s call and help solve the team’s midfield issues.
Following Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool, the team was paraded on the pitch in celebration of their win.
Casemiro completed his £70 million move from Real Madrid to Manchester United on the same day as their match against Liverpool. While his arrival was warmly welcomed by fans, their frustration towards the Glazer ownership was still palpable, as evidenced by the chants of “We want Glazers out” drowning out the applause for the Brazilian midfielder.
Despite the off-field distractions, United powered through to a victory against their arch-rivals, with goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford securing the win. Casemiro, who did not feature in the match, will undoubtedly be a valuable addition to the team’s midfield as they continue to navigate the challenges of the season.
Manchester United secured a 1-0 victory over Southampton, with the match marking the debut of a new player.
The new signing from Brazil made his debut for Manchester United, coming off the bench for a 10-minute cameo in their relatively comfortable 1-0 victory over Southampton. The winning goal was scored by Bruno Fernandes.
Manchester United secured a 1-0 victory over Leicester, with the team’s new signings continuing to settle in to the squad.
Casemiro was given a longer run-out in his second appearance for Manchester United, playing for 31 minutes in their match against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. The Brazilian midfielder’s increased involvement did not hinder the team’s performance, as Jadon Sancho scored the only goal of the match to secure a vital victory for United.
Manchester United secured a 3-1 victory over Arsenal, with Casemiro not included in the starting line-up once again.
Despite featuring in two warm-up appearances, Erik ten Hag opted not to include Casemiro in the starting line-up for the match against Premier League leaders Arsenal. Instead, the Dutch manager gave a debut to new signing Antony, who made an immediate impact by scoring the opening goal.
Casemiro was brought on for the final 10 minutes of the match, with United already leading 3-1. While the Brazilian midfielder did not play a significant role in the game, his introduction was a further indication of his growing involvement in the team’s set-up.
Manchester United secured a 3-1 victory over West Ham, with a substitute making a significant impact on the game.
Following Manchester United’s Carabao Cup final victory over Newcastle, five players were rested for their match against West Ham, including Casemiro. However, the Brazilian midfielder was called upon early in the second half to help the team overcome a lacklustre start to the game, as West Ham missed two big chances.
Despite the Hammers taking the lead after Casemiro’s introduction, the midfielder played a key role in inspiring United’s comeback. Once again, the Brazilian proved his value to the team, showcasing his ability to change the course of a match.