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Casemiro grabs Will Hughes by the THROAT with both hands and is shown a red card after a VAR review during Man United’s clash with Crystal Palace… but his three-match ban will NOT keep him out of the Carabao Cup Final
- Casemiro got sent off during Manchester United’s home game to Crystal Palace
- It means he will miss three matches, including back-to-back games with Leeds
- Casemiro was sent off for putting his hands around the throat of Will Hughes
Casemiro will miss three matches of Manchester United’s crucial Premier League campaign after being sent off against Crystal Palace for putting his hands around the throat of an opponent.
The defensive midfielder was dismissed for his actions against Eagles player Will Hughes during a bust-up on the pitch in the 70th minute of the match, after a VAR check by referee Andre Marriner, who viewed the incident on the monitor before sending Casemiro off.
However, the suspension means that the Brazilian will return in time for the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United at the end of the month.
Instead, Man United’s next three matches include back-to-back games against Leeds United, before a domestic game at home to Leicester City sandwiched between their Europa League ties.
As Opta revealed, it was the first time Casemiro had received a straight red card either playing for his former club Real Madrid, or in 30 matches in all competitions for the Red Devils.
Casemiro will miss three Man United matches after being sent off against Crystal Palace
The Brazilian player was dismissed for putting his hands around the throat of Will Hughes
The 30-year-old joined Erik ten Hag’s Man United in the summer, after a nine-year spell in the Spanish capital.
He has been an important part of the Red Devils side that has made them strong favourites to get back into the all-important Champions League spaces.
Man United were leading 2-0 at the time of the red card incident, following Bruno Fernandes’ early penalty, and Marcus Rashford just after the hour mark.
After Casemiro’s dismissal, Crystal Palace got a goal back through Ghanaian Jeffrey Schlupp, but were unable to find an equaliser, as it finished 2-1 to the hosts.
Attention for Manchester United now turns to their consecutive Premier League games against Leeds United, which they will have to tackle without the experience of Casemiro in the centre of the park.
More to follow…