Manchester United make decision over Casemiro red card appeal

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro was shown a straight red card by referee Anthony Taylor on Sunday after making a studs-up challenge on Carlos Alvaraz during a scoreless draw with Southampton at Old Trafford.

The Reds have already decided not to appeal the red card against Casemiro, with the midfielder set to miss four matches through suspension – three in the Premier League and one in the FA Cup.

According to the Manchester Evening News, United manager Erik ten Hag didn’t have an issue with the decision.

Ten Hag was seen shaking Taylor’s hand on the pitch at full-time, but was critical of his performance in a post-match interview.

Casemiro will now miss the FA Cup quarter-final at home against Fulham, as well as league matches against Newcastle, Brentford and Everton. It’s a tricky spell for the Reds and Ten Hag will be hoping to have Marcel Sabitzer back fit.

The Brazilian won the ball but his studs were high when he followed through with the tackle. In hindsight, I thought it was very harsh to send him off for it. Taylor put the spotlight on himself again when he denied United a clear penalty for handball later in the first half.

We couldn’t believe our eyes but it doesn’t look United are going to appeal the decision.

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