Who was United's Man of the Match?

Sunday 16 October 2022 17:41

Casemiro has been named Manchester United's Man of the Match against Newcastle United.

The Reds were held to a 0-0 draw at home, with Casemiro playing a role in helping United keep a clean sheet and keeping things moving in the middle of the park. 

Since joining in the summer, the Brazilian has been eased into Erik ten Hag's side, and started a third consecutive game in all competitions this afternoon. 

Who gets your vote as United's Man of the Match, after our goalless draw with Newcastle?poll

Who gets your vote as United's Man of the Match, after our goalless draw with Newcastle?

And his role in central midfield was critical to help the Reds deal with the likes of Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff and Joelinton in the opposing team's engine room. 

The 30-year-old showed his experience to break up play and alleviate any pressure on our backline. 

He even came close to a fine assist in the dying moments of the game, playing a wonderful ball into the box with the outside of his foot but Marcus Rashford couldn't quite get his header on target. 

It was a close vote to be named Man of the Match, with fellow countryman Antony (20 per cent) rivalling him for the honours, but 23 per cent of the vote was enough to earn Casemiro the accolade. 

Cristiano Ronaldo, who played with Casemiro during their time at Real Madrid, was the third closest competitor for the award with 12 per cent of the vote, after twice having the ball in the net but all he had to show for his endeavours was a yellow card.