Casemiro of Manchester United cried after he was sent off against Southampton. Casemiro grew up in a “tough neighbourhood,” but he isn’t afraid to show how he feels. He is the best defensive midfielder in the world. He cares and shows how he feels, which was exactly what the team needed after last season.
Casemiro was the perfect player to sign, so his ban was terrible. Casemiro played against Real Betis in the Europa League, which put off the blow until the weekend. Due to his four-match suspension, he couldn’t play in the FA Cup games against Fulham, Newcastle, Brentford, and Everton.
Manchester United fans know Erik ten Hag’s Casemiro statements are false
Erik ten Hag told reporters before the Fulham game, “We have played a lot more games without Casemiro.” Without Casemiro, we were fine. Arsenal, Leeds. Ten Hag started Scott McTominay, Marcel Sabitzer, and Bruno Fernandes in his place against Fulham. He said before the game that he was confident in his team without Casemiro, but he must have had doubts.
When McTominay first joined, he didn’t put Casemiro in the starting lineup. Since then, though, the 31-year-old has started every Premier League game. Casemiro has started against Aston Villa and Liverpool, two of United’s six league losses. Without his dominance in the middle, the team does not do as well. Ten Hag said that United had done “very well” without him, but Arsenal deserved to win at the Emirates in January, and both games against Leeds were disappointing, even though they won four points.
Sunday, against Fulham, McTominay, Sabitzer, and Fernandes all had trouble again. Because of how disorganised the midfield was, Marco Silva would have been upset that his team didn’t have the lead at halftime. Fulham would have been happy to see Casemiro sit out for their preparation, and Harrison Reed, who is 28 and hasn’t played much in the Premier League, dominated the midfield without him.
If Fulham hadn’t lost so badly, they probably would have moved on to the next round. United didn’t play hard enough before the chaos that ended up deciding the game, and the makeshift midfield didn’t work. During his first suspension, it became clear how much United needed Casemiro. Ten Hag has said in a nice way that the team can play without Casemiro, but when he hasn’t played, the team hasn’t done well, which raises questions before the summer transfer market.
United will have to play three more games without Casemiro during the international break. Newcastle will want to get back at the other team, Brentford is doing well, and Everton is getting better. Fernandes will start in midfield in place of Casemiro, but Fred, who came on as a sub against Fulham, should start.