REAL MADRID and Brazil midfielder Casemiro booted the ball off international team-mate Fred’s face.
The Manchester United man has been in the wars in recent weeks.
Fred was a bit too close for comfortCredit: TWITTER: idextratime
Casemiro’s blistering clearance will probably leave Fred with a sore lipCredit: TWITTER: idextratime And he was in the firing line again on Friday as Brazil took on Colombia in a World Cup qualifier.
Fred was a bit too close to the Real man as he attempted to hook the ball high into the air.
And it bounced clean off the United midfielders face, leaving him dazed.
Fred will have a sore lip today, that’s for sure.
Brazil went on to win the tight contest 1-0, maintaining their perfect unbeaten record in the qualifying group.
Highly rated Lyon ace Lucas Paqueta got the goal, but was hooked off with four minutes to go, and was replaced by Liverpool’s Fabinho.
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The five-time World Cup winners are a whopping six points ahead of rivals Argentina, who are also unbeaten, but have drawn four times.
Some joked saying Casemiro’s face-smashing clearance counts as a shot on target.
One said on Twitter: “Casemiro shot on target Fred.”
Another suggested Casemiro is tired of playing with Fred, so he tried to take him out.
They said: “Even Casemiro is tired of Fred.”
Man Utd fans and legends have been frustrated with the teams performance so far this season, including Fred.
Notably Roy Keane, who said he’d ‘grab’ manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and say ‘why are you playing Fred’.
The Red Devils sit sixth in the league, nine points off table toppers Chelsea despite having Cristiano Ronaldo at their disposal.
United have also scraped a series of wins in the Champions League.
Fred’s Prem stats But another fan says Casemiro is more fed up of Fred than those who have to watch the Brazilian week in, week out.
They said: “Casemiro is as Fed Up with Fred as Manchester United fans.”
Fred does, however, perform better for country than club. When he’s alongside Casemiro or Fabinho, the box-to-box midfielder looks more assured.
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