Casemiro was sent off for violent conduct against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Unless Manchester United appeal the decision to give Casemiro a three-match suspension, the Brazil international has played his last Premier League game this month.
The incident looked a lot worse in slow motion – but the FA should at least consider reducing the suspension to one-match. A three game ban seems very excessive but they always like to throw the book at United.
This means Casemiro will miss the double-header with Leeds on Wednesday and Sunday, as well as the visit of February on February 19. He will be able to play against Barcelona in the Europa League and his suspension will end in time for the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle.
Sadly for Erik ten Hag, the suspension comes at a time Christian Eriksen is injured – for at least three months. United could do without anymore injuries in the midfield department.
Ten Hag not impressed by officials
After the match, Ten Hag complained about a lack of consistency from video assistant referees and insisted Casemiro was not the only player who should have been sent off during the win over Palace.
Casemiro was caught with his hands wrapped around the collar of Palace midfielder Will Hughes, but nothing was done about Jordan Ayew striking Fred across the face.
“I see two teams fighting each other,” said Ten Hag, as quoted by BBC Sport. “I see two teams where several players crossed the line and one player is picked out and gets sent off. For me that’s not right.
“When you freeze, Casemiro has crossed the line. But many more players are crossing the line.
“It’s about consistency.”