‘Casemiro is a Kia Picanto, ‘Weghorst should move in with Benni McCarthy’ – Manchester United fans

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Manchester United’s African fans were up in arms on Sunday, with Casemiro’s latest red card one of the big talking points.

Manchester United’s momentum continued to stall on Sunday as they were held 0-0 by Southampton to lose further ground at the top of the Premier League.

Casemiro’s red card was yet another setback in the Red Devils’ excellent recent progress made, with the midfielder getting sent off for the second time in his last three league games.

United’s African supporters were predictably vocal after yet another tough outing for United.

  1. Ruined my Sunday

    @The_Ulemu made no bones about his disappointment with Casemiro after the Brazil midfielder was dismissed.

    “Casemiro has ruined my Sunday,” he wrote. “The mighty Bruno Fernandes needs a two-week sabbatical.”

    Would it be a good idea for Erik Ten Hag to give the Portugal international a respite for a few weeks?

  2. Weghorst should move in with Benni
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    Weghorst should move in with Benni

    Wout Weghorst is struggling to make his mark at Manchester United since arriving on loan, and has now gone eight league games without finding the net.

    He featured for just 44 minutes against Saints, again drawing a blank, but reminding us of this excellent tweet from ahead of the match.

    “Weghorst needs to move in with Benni McCarthy,” wrote @ChiefExo, “because we need to nail down that finishing!”

    At this stage, the Dutch striker should probably be open to trying anything.

  3. United should appeal

    United should appeal

    Lashen Naidu appears confident that United have a case to appeal Casemiro’s red.

    “All Manchester United need to say in their appeal, is that [Anthony] Taylor initially saw it as a yellow,” they wrote. “Was there a clear and obvious error on the yellow?

    “Casemiro has not completely missed the ball and tackled the player, he has played the ball first and his foot has glanced off onto the player.”

  4. ‘Ref was on Southampton payroll’

    Despite initially giving Casemiro a yellow, before VAR changed his mind, Taylor was also the subject of some wild—if not entirely serious—accusations.

    “We got a red card early in the game,” wrote @Sthesobethu, attempting to explain United’s draw. “We lost a key player in Casemiro and the ref was on Southampton’s payroll.”

    Sometimes, you just have to accept that things haven’t gone your way.

  5. Where’s the consistency?

    Where’s the consistency?

    Some supporters felt aggrieved that Casemiro was dismissed when similar challenges regularly go unpunished in the Prem.

    @BusbyBulletin, who we expect may not be entirely neutral, picked Daniel Amartey’s challenge on Joao Felix in Leicester City’s defeat by Chelsea on Saturday as a comparative example.

    “Case and point,” he wrote. “No yellow for the foul on Felix, but straight red for Casemiro.

    “How about some consistency?”

    Does he have a point?

  6. Red card every day of the week

    @Da_Real_Jefe agreed that there’s a lack of consistency, but still doesn’t believe it lets Casemiro off the hook.

    “I agree there's an argument of inconsistency from the ref, both should be red cards,” he responded. “Casemiro tackle is a red card almost every day of the week.

    “The way the follow through changed direction of that other guy’s foot was always gonna be followed by a harsh decision from the ref.”

  7. Casemiro deserved it

    For @Tiago22jhb, there was no sympathy for the dismissed United midfielder.

    “His studs go over the ball,” he wrote. “I think you’ll remember [Granit] Xhaka’s sending off vs ManchesterCity two years ago where his studs were up but didn’t touch [Joao] Cancelo, who flew in the air like he got snipered.

    “Everyone called it intent and said he should know better…so should Casemiro.”

  8. VAR shambolic

    Gontse Matea refused to argue that Casemiro didn’t deserve a red, but still pushed for better performance from VAR.

    “I think we have underlined VAR's inconsistencies in the PL over the years and especially this season,” he wrote, “they've been shambolic but then again Casemiro deserved the red card.”

  9. Casemiro vs Xhaka

    Casemiro vs Xhaka

    This shocking stat certainly made us sit up and take notice…

    “Xhaka in seven PL seasons,” wrote Kassy Mwanakatwe, “two red cards.

    “Casemiro in one month, two red cards.”

    It’s a hard one to defend!

  10. He’s no Partey

    He’s no Partey

    Arsenal fans were also keen to make the point that Casemiro’s red card is yet further evidence that he’s nowhere near the best defensive midfielder in the league.

    “Heard some saying that Casemiro guy is the best DM in the league,” began @Thabz_14. “Please don't disrespect us and please put some respect on this guy…Teye Partey.”

    “Never ever compare this clown to our majestic Partey as far as this season is concerned,” echoed @NjokeSteve. “The difference is very clear.

    “Partey is a Rolls Royce while this Casemiro is Kia Picanto.”