Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has admitted it is a ‘big blow’ for the Red Devils to lose Casemiro for their match against Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.
Casemiro, who joined Manchester United in the summer transfer window of 2022, will not be available when the Red Devils square off with Arsenal in the English top flight. The Brazilian will miss the game due to a one-match suspension he got after picking up his fifth Premier League yellow card of the season.
Casemiro was on four yellow cards when Manchester United travelled to London to face Crystal Palace. The Brazilian midfielder picked up a yellow card in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace, which means he will miss the game against Arsenal.
Casemiro has established himself as a key player for Manchester United, and his absence will be a big blow for the Red Devils against Arsenal, a sentiment shared by David de Gea.
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Speaking after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace, David de Gea admitted it is a big blow to lose one of the best players for their match against Arsenal.
“It’s a big blow to lose Casemiro for Sunday,” David de Gea said. “I don’t get why Arsenal don’t play as we have to play in the same week and they don’t. Now we are missing one of our best players.“
Meanwhile, Manchester United dropped two points against Crystal Palace as the two sides shared points after playing out a 1-1 draw.
Against Crystal Palace, Manchester United took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Bruno Fernandes. However, Crystal Palace pegged Manchester United back late in the game as Michael Olise scored a direct free-kick goal.
Manchester United now sits third in the Premier League points table with 39 points from 19 matches. They trail table-toppers Arsenal by eight points. The Gunners have 47 points from 18 matches.
Manchester United are tied on points with second-placed Manchester City, but the defending Premier League champions have only played 18 games in the English top flight so far this season.
Manchester United are also one point clear of fourth-placed Newcastle United, who have 38 points from 19 matches.