An examination of each and every one of Casemiro’s cards for Manchester United during the current campaign “Very debatable”.
Has Casemiro’s image as a tough-tackling midfielder hurt him in the eyes of Premier League officials this season?
We couldn’t help but reflect on some of his other bookings throughout the season after his recent red card against Southampton caused a great debate in the footballing world.
We have evaluated if Casemiro has been treated unfairly in the Premier League this season.
Casemiro can’t complain about his booking against Newcastle, since he was cautioned for a heavy challenge on Ryan Fraser shortly after winning a crunching challenge on Joelinton.
The scoreless tie was marred by controversy, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal disallowed. We’ll let you decide if this one should have been allowed to stand.
The Brazilian midfielder was praised for his performance against Tottenham in United’s 2-0 victory at Old Trafford, and his yellow card raised some questions.
The United midfielder was cautioned for his first foul of the game early in the second half. The booking had little effect on the game itself, but it was perhaps the first instance of Casemiro being unfairly treated.
wolves yellow card.
After escaping a yellow card in the first half for a tactical foul against Ruben Neves, his yellow card against Wolves was merited. It was not surprising that his assault on Daniel Podence led to his arrest.
Yellow card vs Manchester City FC.
Casemiro was a Rolls-Royce in midfield for Manchester United in the Manchester derby, but he was sent off after receiving a card. Casemiro, like his predecessor Fernandinho, has mastered the art of the tactical foul.
His late tackle to deny Erling Haaland the opportunity to equalize remains one of his finest moments of the season. His enthusiasm is also contagious.
Crystal Palace yellow card.
The booking he received at Selhurst Park ultimately had a negative influence on United, as Casemiro was sidelined for their match against Arsenal owing to a yellow card accumulation.
Given that the game was nearing its end and United were ahead at the time, this booking was avoidable.
Crystal Palace red card.
“Casemiro is shielding both our player and Hughes, holding him back,” Ten Hag said to Sky Sports after the game. If Casemiro should have been sent off, a great deal of other players should have also been dismissed.
The Brazilian midfielder missed United’s next three league matches due to suspension following his first red card of the season. As a result of Casemiro’s absence, they lost their next game against Leeds.
Several fans and commentators had strong opinions on the decision to send him off, but we can’t help but believe he was a bit unlucky in this instance.
Southampton red card.
His latest red card is certain to ruffle feathers at Old Trafford, as he will now miss Manchester United’s next four domestic matches. “What I believe is inconsistency is that players no longer know what the policy is,” Ten Hag told reporters after the game.
“In nearly 500 European games, Casemiro has never received a red card. He now has two. Consider this carefully. He plays aggressively yet fairly. And also in this, he is playing fairly, just as he did against Crystal Palace, therefore the matter is highly disputed.”
The Brazilian midfielder won the ball with a diving slide tackle, but his high boot required a judgement from the referee and VAR.