Erik ten Hag verdict on Casemiro’s red card vs Crystal Palace

Manchester United star Casemiro was sent off for a moment of madness in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Erik ten Hag was asked about Casemiro’s red card in today’s league clash with Crystal Palace. The Brazil international was sent for an early shower after raising his hands and grabbing hold of Will Hughes from around the collar.

“Casemiro crossed the line; you saw that,” Ten Hag said, as quoted by The Mirror. “However, I’m unhappy with the inconsistent refereeing; not only this game but also in Palace. They elbowed Martinez and last week with Eriksen.

“A lot of other players crossed the line, including some Crystal Palace players.

“VAR didn’t intervene with them.”

It appeared like a choke with the help of slow motion replays, but a three-match suspension seems harsh when we’ve seen referees ignore tackles like this from Andy Carroll in recent weeks at Old Trafford. I know Carroll was sent off later in the game, but does Casemiro’s ‘raised hands’ act really warrant a three-match ban?

Fortunately for United, goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford sealed the win to clinch three points.

However, after Casemiro’s red card, United hand to hang on until the end which made for a nervy finish. We haven’t forgotten Palace’s equaliser at Selhurst Park in stoppage time.

Thankfully the team stuck together.

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