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Jamie Carragher proved right as Man United star Casemiro sent off against Galatasaray

Marcus Chan

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Jamie Carragher proved right as Man United star Casemiro sent off against Galatasaray

Jamie Carragher has been proved right after Casemiro was sent off for Manchester United against Galatasaray.

On Tuesday night, Erik ten Hag’s United side were looking to kick-start their Champions League campaign against Turkish champions Galatasaray.

United went ahead thanks to Rasmus Hojlund’s goal in the 17th minute but ex-Red Devil Wilfried Zaha levelled things up just six minutes after.

In the second half, Hojlund gave United a 2-1 lead in the 67th minute.

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However, United were stunned again as Kerem Aturkoglu dragged Galatasaray level just two minutes after Hojlund’s second goal. Mauro Icardi scored to make it 3-2 with 81 minutes on the clock.

Before Icardi’s goal, Casemiro was shown a second yellow after fouling Dries Merten inside the penalty area.

The Brazilian’s red card has proven Carragher correct after the former Liverpool man picked out Casemiro as a player who could struggle this season.

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Back in August, Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “I have a feeling at some stage, Casemiro is going to get really exposed.

“Manchester United's midfield was non-existent, it emptied. It was a concern. If you watched Man Utd in pre-season, leaving Casemiro on his own when Mason Mount and Bruno Fernandes go forward, it looks great. But you’ve got to have a balance. And the front three don't really work hard enough in a defensive sense.”


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He continued: “That would have been a real worry because Wolves have got a new manager only four days ago and a lot of misery around how their season may end up, but they’ve been brilliant tonight.”

Casemiro joined United last summer from Real Madrid in a deal worth a reported £70 million.

During the 22/23 season, the Brazilian was one of United’s most important players as he enjoyed a stellar campaign in the middle of Ten Hag’s midfield. However, Casemiro has yet to rediscover the same kind of form at the start of the 23/24 season.

United will be back in Premier League action this weekend as they take on Brentford at Old Trafford.

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Topics: Manchester United, Casemiro, Jamie Carragher, Football, Galatasaray

Marcus Chan
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