Casemiro Appears to Blame Man United Teammate for Yellow Card That Ruled Him Out of Arsenal Clash

Casemiro Appears to Blame Man United Teammate for Yellow Card That Ruled Him Out of Arsenal Clash

  • Casemiro picked up his fifth yellow card of the season on Wednesday night
  • The midfielder brought down Wilfried Zaha with a challenge at 80 minutes
  • The Brazilian's reaction afterwards suggested he was blaming a teammate

Manchester United will be without midfielder, Casemiro during their trip to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, January 22 to face Arsenal.

The Brazilian has been an integral squad member for the Red Devils since his arrival from Real Madrid in the summer.

Casemiro has been a mainstay in Erik ten Hag's team and has made a significant contribution to United's unbeaten run of 10 games across competitions.

Manchester United, Casemiro, Arsenal, Premier League, Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium, Bruno Fernandes.
Casemiro is shown a yellow card by referee John Brooks during the Premier League match between Man United and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Photo by Adam Davy.
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It was initially expected that he would make Man United's trip for their crucial Premier League meeting with Arsenal.

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Casemiro will miss Arsenal trip

However, the ex-Real Madrid anchorman will play no role in the fixture, as he is currently suspended.

According to Metro, the 30-year-old earned the suspension after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

The Man United talisman was booked in the 80th minute of the clash after he cut down Wilfried Zaha, who had threatened to get past him.

Casemiro was spotted shrugging towards Bruno Fernandes with a rueful gaze, as the referee reached for the yellow card.

Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Redknapp went on to suggest that the midfielder's foretelling look was blaming Fernandes for 'letting him down'.

Moments earlier, the Portuguese star was unable to win the ball after he was beaten by Tyrick Mitchell, following a weak challenge from the Man United star.

Mitchell went on to find Zaha with a clinical pass, with Casemiro - who did not have many options at the time - forced to bring down the Ivorian winger.

Casemiro takes selfie with fan

Earlier, Sport Brief reported on Casemiro endeared himself to fans with his reaction, during Man United's clash against Crystal Palace.

The Brazilian midfielder happily posed for a selfie with an adoring fan, who had evaded security to make his way to the pitch.

A number of fans hailed Casemiro for being down to earth, with some describing his gesture as 'a touch of class.'