Which games will Casemiro miss?

Sunday 12 March 2023 16:33

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro was sent off for the second time in his Reds career, after 34 minutes of our goalless draw with Southampton at Old Trafford.

Our no.18 was initially booked by referee Anthony Taylor for his challenge on Saints midfielder Carlos Alcaraz.

But, after a brief VAR review by the side of the pitch, Taylor changed his decision and gave the Brazilian his marching orders.

United 0 Southampton 0


The Reds are held to a home draw in the Premier League after being reduced to 10 men in the first half.

The dismissal meant Erik ten Hag's side had to play for over an hour with 10 men and, despite a number of chances - most notably Bruno Fernandes's shot that was palmed on to the post by Gavin Bazunu - we couldn't find a way through.

It was Casemiro's second sending off of the Premier League season, following the red - also given by VAR - against Crystal Palace at the start of last month. The Reds, two goals to the good at that point, held on to win 2-1 that day.

Unfortunately, the midfielder will now have to serve a four-match ban across domestic competitions, starting with next Sunday's clash versus Fulham at Old Trafford in the Emirates FA Cup.

The 31-year-old will then sit out league games with Newcastle (away), Brentford and Everton (both at home) following the international break.

He will, however, still be available in European competition, with Ten Hag's side travelling to Seville this week for the second leg of our Europa League round-of-16 tie with Real Betis.