Manchester United should cope with out key midfielder Casemiro for his or her subsequent 4 home video games after the Brazilian’s second crimson card in three league appearances.
The former Real Madrid star was despatched off in Sunday’s goalless draw with Southampton and right here is his disciplinary report and the way United have fared with and with out him this season.
Casemiro’s card depend
After no bookings in his first 9 United appearances and solely three in his first 24, Casemiro’s final 13 video games have introduced six yellow playing cards and two straight reds.
He was booked in January’s back-to-back league video games in opposition to Manchester City and Crystal Palace, then in February’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg in opposition to Nottingham Forest and remaining in opposition to Newcastle and each Europa League matches in opposition to Barcelona.
His dismissal within the return fixture with Palace got here in the midst of that sequence final month earlier than one other adopted on Sunday.
They have been the primary straight crimson playing cards in Casemiro’s 600-plus senior video games, although he acquired second yellow playing cards twice for Real – in opposition to Barca in 2021 and Real Valladolid in 2019, which means he already has as many dismissals for United as in 9 years at Real – and for Sao Paulo in opposition to Mogi Mirim in 2012.
He has been booked 144 instances in his membership profession – 92 for Real, 27 for Sao Paulo, 16 in a season on mortgage at Porto and 9 for United – with one other 21 for Brazil.
What will United miss?
As would logically be anticipated from these figures, Casemiro’s main influence is on the defensive aspect of United’s recreation.
They have conceded barely a objective a recreation within the Premier League with him within the beginning line-up, 16 in 15 video games for a mean of 1.07. That jumps to 19 in 11 video games, 1.72 per recreation, when he has not been named within the XI – which incorporates video games when he has come on instead. In all they’ve allowed 15 targets with him on the sphere and 20 with out.
The variety of photographs taken in opposition to them displays that cut up, averaging 10.2 per recreation when Casemiro begins and 16.2 with out him.
United’s win charge and factors per recreation each enhance barely with Casemiro within the fold, 60 per cent and a couple of.07 per recreation in comparison with 54.5 per cent and 1.73 within the video games with out him beginning.
They additionally take fractionally extra photographs per recreation however rating fewer targets – 21 in his 15 begins, a mean of 1.4, however 20 in 11 or 1.8 per recreation when he doesn’t begin. Casemiro himself has two league targets and three assists to his title, additionally scoring twice within the FA Cup win over Reading and as soon as within the League Cup remaining.
- v Fulham (H), FA Cup, March 19
- v Newcastle (A), Premier League, April 2
- v Brentford (H), Premier League, April 5
- v Everton (H), Premier League, April 8
It is worthy of notice that United took seven factors from their three league video games throughout his earlier suspension, in opposition to Leeds twice after which Leicester, earlier than he returned to the line-up for the 7-0 defeat to Liverpool and left his aspect short-handed in opposition to the Saints.
He will miss video games in opposition to Fulham within the FA Cup and Newcastle, Brentford and Everton within the league. Casemiro has beforehand featured in wins over the Toffees – 2-1 within the league and 3-1 within the FA Cup – and Fulham and a draw with Newcastle, whereas the early-season 4-0 hammering by the Bees got here earlier than he had signed.