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"Look back at it..." - Arsenal legend says Man Utd fans can't complain about Casemiro's red card

Joe Adams

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"Look back at it..." - Arsenal legend says Man Utd fans can't complain about Casemiro's red card

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour reckons Manchester United fans can have no complaints about Casemiro's red card against Southampton.

The Brazilian was sent off for a high challenge on Carlos Alcaraz in the 34th minute, after initially being shown a yellow card by referee Anthony Taylor.

On the VAR review, a yellow card was judged too lenient a punishment and a tearful Casemiro was sent down the tunnel visibly distressed.

The game ended in a goalless draw but the decision has sparked plenty of controversy, with Red Devils' supporters labelling it harsh.



Parlour agrees with Casemiro red card

However, Parlour believes the referees were spot on and can't imagine any United fans would disagree with him.

The ex-Gunners star told talkSPORT: "When you look at it back, he did go over the ball. I don't think any Manchester United fan will look at it back and go, 'that's not a red card'."


It was Casemiro's second red card of the season after he was shown his marching orders for an altercation involving Will Hughes during United's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace last month.

Incredibly, he has already equalled his record for red cards during his entire nine-year career at Real Madrid.

The 31-year-old will now miss United's next four matches against Fulham, Newcastle, Brentford and Everton.

However, he will be available for their second leg Europa League tie against Real Betis, as Casemiro's ban will not carry over to UEFA tournaments.


Erik ten Hag has since spoken out on the incident, maintaining the midfielder's innocence whilst taking aim at the referee.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, the Red Devils boss said: "Casemiro played over 500 games in Europe and never once got a red card," he said. "Now he has two in the Premier League. His absence is not the issue, we will deal with that. This game was influenced by the referee.

"Everyone who knows something about football, you know, and of course, when you freeze it, it looks bad. But everyone who knows something about football, who was acting on top football, they know what is bad, what isn't bad and what is fair. And I tell you: Casemiro is a really fair player, tough but fair."

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Casemiro, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Football, Premier League

Joe Adams
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