- Casemiro was sent off during Manchester United's game against Crystal Palace for violent conduct
- David de Gea mocked the Video Assistant referee by making reference to a famous Jose Mourinho quote
- Erik ten Hag's men held on to get the maximum points despite a late rally from the visitors
David de Gea has aimed a subtle dig at Premier League officials with a famous meme of Jose Mourinho.
Manchester United played out to tense 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on February 4th at Old Trafford. They were forced to finish the game with 10 men after Casemiro was sent off in the second half.
The Brazilian appeared to strangle Will Hughes and was subsequently red-carded after a VAR review. The melee had been caused after Antony was fouled by Jeffrey Schlupp with players from both sides causing a scene.
After the game, de Gea jumped to the defence of his teammate by uploading a previous famous clip of Mourinho saying "If I speak, I'm in trouble."
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As MEN reports, the current AS Roma boss made the phrase famous when he was Chelsea's boss during his second spell at Stamford Bridge. The veteran manager was wary of making any scathing comments towards the referees after being fined severally in the past.
De Gea proved to be vital again for the Red Devils despite conceding shortly after Casemiro had been sent off. The Spanish custodian pulled off a string of fine saves to help Manchester United ascend to third in the Premier League table.
Footage from Casemiro incident
Sports Brief has also reported that a fierce debate has emerged online on whether Casemiro should have been sent off over alleged violent conduct during Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, February 4.
United took control of the game from the first half thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
Going into the final 20 minutes of the game, United looked fairly comfortable, but one moment completely changed the complexion of the context against Patrick Vieira’s side.