Man Utd star Casemiro in danger of fresh suspension following Southampton’s red card.
Casemiro faces a potential second suspension just days after being sent off against Southampton.
After a VAR review, Anthony Taylor, the referee, changed his initial booking decision to a red card for the midfielder. The club has declared that it will not file an appeal.
The suspension will last through his team’s upcoming FA Cup quarterfinal matchup with Fulham. He will miss the Premier League matches against Brentford, Everton, and Newcastle due to his suspension.
He will be available, though, for the second leg of their Europa League round of 16 matches against Real Betis on Thursday.
Casemiro could face another suspension.
Additionally, Casemiro might face another suspension if he receives a warning for playing against Betis.
That’s because he’s already received two cautions in the Europa League this year, and a third will result in an automatic one-match suspension.
Before the quarterfinals, the yellow card amnesty, in which all bookings are wiped away, is implemented. If United advances and Casemiro is given a caution against Betis on Thursday, he will miss the first leg of the team’s next eight matches.
The Brazilian will therefore miss the next five Red Devils games if he receives a caution.
Casemiro has been the only United player to miss a Premier League game during the 52 games since November 2021.
Erik ten Hag
Manager Erik ten Hag commented on the choice following the game (via United’s official website): “It is incoherent. We are in the Premier League, so we want intensity, these rules the referees are bringing in at the beginning of the season. In over 500 European games, Casemiro never received a red card, but he has now received two.
“He is fair but plays hard. It’s highly debatable, just like with Crystal Palace. [Sunday’s challenge] looks bad when frozen.
“Everyone who knows anything about football is aware of what is unfair and what is bad. Casemiro is a fair-minded athlete. Fair and tough, and it shows. He played in more than 500 games in the major leagues without receiving a warning. He is disappointed.”