Casemiro: David de Gea Hints At Player That Should Replace Suspended Man United Midfielder

Casemiro: David de Gea Hints At Player That Should Replace Suspended Man United Midfielder

  • David de Gea believes Manchester United can withstand the absence of both Casemiro and Christian Eriksen
  • Eriksen is currently out injured, while Casemiro is suspended after he picked up a red card against Crystal Palace
  • Casemiro is set to miss three of United's upcoming domestic fixtures, including two matches against Leeds

David de Gea has suggested new Manchester United signing Marcel Sabitzer has what it takes to fill the void left by Casemiro.

Casemiro is set to miss three of United's upcoming fixtures, including a double-header against Leeds.

The Brazilian midfielder is currently suspended after he picked up a red card on Saturday, February 4, while in action against Crystal Palace.

Casemiro, Manchester United, Premier League, Crystal Palace, Sabitzer, David de Gea.
Casemiro gestures during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. Photo by Simon Stacpoole.
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The five-time Champions League winner was handed his marching orders after he appeared to have grabbed Will Hughes by the neck during a second-half scuffle with 20 minutes left on the clock.

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According to The Mirror, Casemiro's absence is expected to deal Man United a massive blow, with the club already without Christian Eriksen, who is currently out injured.

De Gea praises Sabitzer

However, De Gea is confident the Red Devils can withstand the absence of the duo, thanks to the club's squad depth.

The Spanish goalkeeper went on to suggest that Sabitzer, who joined United on loan from Bayern Munich, can potentially replace Casemiro in the interim.

"It's going to be tough for sure. We already lost Christian [Eriksen], now Casemiro, big players for us," the Mirror quoted De Gea saying.
"But we have a bigger squad, players are ready to play, and everyone is really focused. Sabitzer showed already, he played 15 to 20 minutes and he did really well, made some good tackles, he is good with the ball, and everyone is ready to play," he added.

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Sabitzer made his Man United cameo with 16 minutes left after Casemiro had been handed his marching orders.

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.