Manchester United confirm they will not appeal Casemiro red card

Manchester United concluded an appeal would likely fail after the midfielder was sent off against Southampton, therefore, decided not to appeal Casemiro’s red card.

The Brazil international, who was sent off for a foul on Southampton midfielder Carlos Alcaraz in a scoreless draw, will now sit out the next four domestic games. That means this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final against Fulham and three Premier League matches.

It was Casemiro’s second straight red card of the season, so he will serve a four match suspension instead of three.

A statement from Manchester United read: “Manchester United have decided not to appeal against Casemiro’s red card in the 0-0 draw with Southampton.

“After initially being booked by referee Anthony Taylor for the challenge on Carlos Alcaraz in the first half, it was upgraded following a VAR review.

“The punishment is a four-game ban because the Brazil international was also sent off in the home win over Crystal Palace, again when VAR was used in the wake of a multi-player fracas.

“Casemiro will miss the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final with Fulham this Sunday and next month’s Premier League fixtures against Newcastle United, Brentford and Everton.

“He will be available for Thursday’s Europa League round-of-16 second leg away to Real Betis.”

Erik ten Hag will hope that Marcel Sabitzer returns from injury this week to fill the void left by Casemiro.

United also have the injury to Alejandro Garnacho to deal with. Ten Hag has yet to confirm how long the young forward will be ruled out for.

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