Casemiro’s injury deals Manchester United a heavy blow after Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle

Casemiro will be out of commission for "a number of weeks" due to injury for Erik Ten Hag.

Casemiro Will Be Out For Several Weeks For Manchester United
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The Brazilian midfielder was substituted at halftime during Manchester United’s Carabao Cup match against Newcastle on Wednesday night. It has now been revealed that he has suffered a hamstring injury.

According to a statement from the club, “Casemiro will be out for several weeks due to a hamstring injury suffered during our Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle United on Wednesday.”

“The Brazilian midfielder was withdrawn at half-time due to the issue, and subsequent assessment has revealed a strain that will keep him out for a number of weeks.”

Manchester United’s manager, Ten Hag, facing mounting pressure, expressed doubts about Casemiro’s availability for the upcoming match against Fulham.

He stated in his post-match press conference, “He was injured. Just before half-time, he got an injury. That’s why we had to take him off.”

When asked about a possible return date, he added, “I can’t give an answer on that. We have to wait 24 hours, but I think definitely for Saturday, he is out.”

Casemiro, a five-time Champions League winner, has had a challenging season, appearing far from his dominant self in Real Madrid’s midfield, frequently caught out of position and allowing opponents to easily bypass him.

Casemiro’s absence may create an opportunity for 18-year-old midfielder Kobbie Mainoo, who showed promise during the preseason.

Manchester United suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat to high-flying Newcastle at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup, marking their eighth loss in 15 matches this season.

The pressure on Ten Hag is growing, but he remains resolute in his belief that he can turn the team’s fortunes around.

He stated, “I am a fighter and I know it is not always going to go up and we have a lot of setbacks this season.”

“But also you have to deal with it and that is never an excuse.”

“I have said that before. I know when there are setbacks but even then you have to get results. Sunday [and] tonight was far from that.”

“So we have to do things right at a certain level, the minimum level to win games.”

Casemiro

Carlos Henrique Casimiro

Defender, Midfielder

BrazilBrazil

Age: 32

185 cm

84 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 2 2 Missed
Minutes 171 85.5 Avg
Goals 1 0.5 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 1 0.5 Avg
Passes 95 47.575.5% AvgSucc
Yellow 1 0.5 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 8 times for 650 minutes for Premier League.

Casemiro scored 1 goal for Manchester United. He procured one assist. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 8th in Premier League. In the last match Manchester United lost 3-0 against Newcastle United. The next match in Premier League will be against Fulham.

Manchester United performance and stats

Manchester United

Manager: Erik ten Hag
Rank 7th
Win 15
Draw 5
Loss 12
Goals 47-48
Diff -1
Rank 4th
Win 1
Draw 1
Loss 4
Goals 12-15
Diff -3

Manchester United is currently 8th in the Premier League with 15 points.

In the last 10 games, it has won 5 times and lost 5 times. In its last match, Manchester United lost 0-3 against Manchester City.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 11 goals and conceding 16.​

Manchester United will play the next match in Premier League against Fulham on Saturday 4th of November in London. The prediction is Manchester United winning the match.​