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Massive blow for Man Utd with Casemiro set to miss four domestic games

Manchester United have been handed a massive blow with midfielder Casemiro set to be suspended for the next four domestic games.

The Red Devils played out a goalless draw against Southampton in the Premier League this afternoon and the game was largely dictated by Casemiro’s early sending off.

The Brazilian was handed his second red card of the campaign in the 34th minute after a VAR review and in our opinion, Anthony Taylor’s decision was definitely dubious.

Casemiro quite clearly got the ball before his studs made contact with Carlos Alcaraz’s knee. It should not have been more than a yellow card which was initially brandished.

United have the option to lodge an appeal before the FA Cup quarter-final against Fulham next weekend but as things stand, the midfielder will be suspended for four domestic games.

Casemiro will obviously play no part against the Cottagers next Sunday but he will also be absent for the league matches against Newcastle United, Brentford and Everton.

In our view, United should see out the threat of Fulham, Brentford and Everton at home, but the main challenge could be against the Magpies at St James’ Park on April 2.

The Tyneside outfit have lost just one game at home this campaign and it could be a fixture where United face the potential threat of losing points. Hopefully, that’s not the case.

Meanwhile, Casemiro will be available to face Real Betis in the second leg of the Europa League last 16 tie but it remains to be seen whether manager Erik ten Hag will start him.

The €50 million-rated star is just one yellow card away from being suspended for the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final. Hence, Ten Hag must think twice about picking him in the XI.

The club should comfortably see off Betis without him after a convincing 4-1 win in the first leg.

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