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Manchester United need an upgrade on Casemiro who lost possession 17 times against Everton 

Manchester United returned to winning ways on Saturday, sealing a 2-0 success against Everton at Old Trafford

The Red Devils’ performance was far from vintage, but they secured three points from the home encounter. 

Alejandro Garnacho won two penalty kicks in the first half, which Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford converted.

The Toffees created several opportunities, but a lack of quality in the final third sent them crashing to their 13th top-flight defeat this season. 

Manager Erik ten Hag started Casemiro alongside Kobbie Mainoo in midfield, but the Brazilian failed to impress.

He looked short of confidence as he lost possession 17 times. 

The former Real Madrid star completed just one of his three long balls and was also dribbled past once. 

However, he won three of his four ground duels and completed three tackles in the game. 

Casemiro joined United in a deal worth up to £70 million in 2022. 

The Brazil international enjoyed an impressive first season at Old Trafford, weighing in with 14 goal contributions in 51 appearances across all competitions. 

However, the experienced midfielder has struggled with form and injury issues this term, featuring in just 15 Premier League games.

Manchester United need to sign an upgrade on Casemiro, who has recently turned 32 and is nowhere as effective as he once was. 

Clubs in the Saudi Pro League are interested in Casemiro, and if United can recoup some of the £70m they paid in 2022, they should sell him. 

Stats from Sofascore

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