Manchester United will be without Casemiro against Sheffield United this weekend when the Premier League returns.
Casemiro has been ruled out of Saturday night’s fixture at Bramall Lane between Manchester United and Sheffield United, The Mail report.
Casemiro suffered an injury in Brazil’s draw with Venezuela, before playing against Uruguay, and seemingly making the issue worse.
The injury blow is, on the face of it, another unwelcome blow for manager Erik ten Hag, with this season heavily disrupted by fitness problems.
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Manchester United were given a boost by Sofyan Amrabat being pictured in training at Carrington yesterday.
This was especially welcome after concern the Moroccan could be injured, after he did not play in his country’s recent international match. Those fears seem to have been misguided.
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Amrabat was excellent in the win over Brentford, while Christian Eriksen impressed after replacing Casemiro at half-time, with manager Erik ten Hag brutally saying he wanted ‘more football’ from the substitution.
Scott McTominay will feel he is deserving of game time, after his match-winning brace against Brentford.
Against a struggling Sheffield United team, Casemiro’s injury does mean Manchester United have reason to panic.
Manchester United fans optimistic
There is optimism among Manchester United fans that Casemiro’s injury absence is not going to be an important blow this weekend.
One supporter wrote on social media: “Casemiro missing the Sheffield game isn’t a major miss but I do hope he’s back for City game.”
Another added: “I think Casemiro really needed that short time off. We honestly shouldn’t be playing Sheffield United with him btw.”
A further comment read: “Although we can’t catch a break in terms of injuries, perhaps a break and a bit of rest could be a good thing for Casemiro.”
Another fan wrote: “Good call not to risk him with the Manchester Derby coming up. We need him and Amrabat in that midfield.”
Another comment pointed out: “Casemiro is suspended against Copenhagen next week so he has extra rest time for the Manchester Derby next weekend.”