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Casemiro set to miss four games following red card against Southampton

Manchester United defensive midfielder Casemiro will miss his side’s next four games after receiving a red card against Southampton today, according to Sky Sports.

It is the former Real Madrid man’s second red card of the season after receiving one over a month ago against Crystal Palace.

He will miss the FA Cup game against Fulham on Sunday and Premier League fixtures against Newcastle United, Brentford and Everton.

Casemiro left the pitch in tears following a poor challenge on Carlos Alcaraz. He had fouled the Southampton midfielder earlier to earn the first yellow card.

He then lunged into Alcaraz with his studs showing and caught the Argentine midfielder’s shin.

Referee Anthony Taylor gave him a second yellow card before VAR advised him to look at the screen. He upgraded the card to a straight red.

Casemiro has not been great in his last three Premier League outings for the Red Devils. He received a red card against Crystal Palace on February 4.

His first league game for United following his return from suspension was their 7-0 humiliation against Liverpool a week ago.

Casemiro recorded an appalling passing accuracy and failed to win any tackles against Jurgen Klopp’s rampant men. He followed that abysmal showing with a red card against the Saints today.

He will return for United domestically on April 15 when they face Nottingham Forest. He will likely be available for their Europa League clash against Real Betis later this week.

United already secured one foot in the quarter-final of the Europa League following a 4-1 win against the La Liga club at Old Trafford.

Despite playing with ten men, Man United still created some chances against Southampton. They held on to a draw to make it back-to-back disappointing league results.

Erik ten Hag was unimpressed by the referee. He claimed they should have received a penalty for a handball by Armel Bella-Kotchap.

The former Ajax manager also said they would decide whether to appeal Casemiro’s red card.

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