Casemiro, who has been a huge part of Manchester United’s revival under Erik ten Hag, but he has let his side down against Southampton at Old Trafford after receiving a straight red card just after the half hour mark.
Carlos Alcaraz was first to the ball over the Brazilian, who lunged in to try and make up ground, but it was too little, too late. With Alcaraz first to the ball, it was never ending well for Casemiro. Granted, he didn’t make serious content, but he still left the ground and caught the man with his studs.
He went over the ball after being beaten to it and left Alcaraz on the floor. Anthony Taylor was sent over to the monitor where he watched the challenge back, before making his decision, straight red card.
Casemiro sent off vs Southampton
The Brazilian didn’t seem too worried with the VAR check initially, but when the referee goes over to the monitor, the writing is on the wall. Taylor wiped away the yellow card he had brandished earlier, upgrading for a red card instead.
He was visibly distraught at the decision and appeared to be on the verge of tears on the pitch as he had his head in his hands after putting his side in jeopardy. It certainly wasn’t the first half an hour the Red Devils were after.
Known for his combative qualities, Casemiro took it too far today, the ball was always going to Alcaraz first, and the fact a lunge didn’t make the ground up shows how the midfielder had a brain fade.