Erik ten Hag slams the officials after Casemiro’s red card.
In the incident that led to Casemiro’s dismissal against Crystal Palace, Erik ten Hag believed several players “crossed the line.” The Brazilian will now miss three games.
Wednesday sees Leeds United travel to Old Trafford, and the following Sunday, they’ll host an old foe at Elland Road.
However, Casemiro missed both games against Leeds after receiving a red card for grabbing Will Hughes by the throat during last night’s game.
The Red Devils won at home again thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes. But after Casemiro was given a straight red card for violent behavior, the final 20 minutes were tense.
Erik ten Hag
The Dutchman thought, “We played a good game. We played a fantastic game, in my opinion. Until the incident occurred, which happened after the first 70 minutes, there was a high level of a game.
“The team has such a great attitude, and they don’t tolerate it when one of our players sustains serious injury. That is how Antony was handled. This group sticks together, but you must undoubtedly restrain your emotions—something that is incredibly challenging in this situation.
“I then witness two teams clashing. Two teams that I watch have several players cross the line before one of them is singled out and dismissed. That’s wrong in my opinion.
Ten Hag claimed that Schlupp could have “badly injured” Antony by pushing him off the field. Then, he insisted that Jordan Ayew’s conduct during the fight merited a “definitely” dismissal. However, Erik ten Hag voiced his displeasure over what he perceived as a lack of consistency from the VAR.
Ten Hag of Ayew said, “You bring it up, but that was one of the players who did even worse, I would say, than Casemiro. “With Casemiro, you freeze the moment, and he is definitely overstepping the line there.
“As a VAR, you must maintain consistency. Last week, we narrowly missed Christian Eriksen, who will be out for three months. No VAR interference was present.
“In Crystal Palace (last month), (Jean-Phillipe) Mateta elbowed (Lisandro) Martinez. He had been running for two weeks with a mark on his eyebrow, and (VAR’s) weren’t intervening. I can see that this is incorrect.