Manchester United hold firm to beat Crystal Palace after Casemiro sees red

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Manchester United’s first Premier League victory in three matches came at the cost of Casemiro’s 71st-minute red card for wrapping his hands around Will Hughes’s neck. On Friday Erik ten Hag admitted that losing his midfield general would be a seismic blow so a three-game suspension will be particularly challenging for United.

Casemiro’s exit came following a melee on the touchline sparked by Jeffrey Schlupp’s challenge on Antony. The Crystal Palace midfielder was shown a yellow card but Casemiro was dismissed after Andre Marriner, under the VAR’s order, consulted the pitchside screen. The Brazil international will miss the home and away games against Leeds plus a meeting with Leicester but will be back for the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle. With the injured Christian Eriksen possibly out until early May and Scott McTominay also sidelined, Ten Hag may turn to the transfer deadline day loanee, Marcel Sabitzer.

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Written by Jamie Jackson at Old Trafford
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