Fernando Diniz, Brazil’s interim manager, has revealed that Casemiro requested to be replaced against Venezuela after suffering an ankle injury. The midfielder has started every game for the Red Devils this season in every competition, but his participation may be in danger after the international break.
The 31-year-old made his debut in the most recent 1-1 World Cup qualifying match with Venezuela but was substituted by Fluminense’s Andre in the 79th minute. Diniz recently disclosed that the substitution was forced upon him in an interview with Globo Esporte. After receiving a hit to his ankle, Casemiro begged him to leave. He said: “As there was a stop (in play), I decided to make the three substitutions. We had a lot of control when they came on. Casemiro asked to come off due to a blow to his ankle.” A major setback for Man Utd would be Casemiro’s absence. Despite not performing at his peak with the Red Devils this season, the Brazilian star is still a key component of Erik ten Hag’s plans for every competition.
Despite his uneven distribution and defensive contributions, Casemiro has scored four goals and provided one assist so far. The player, who is valued at €40 million, had a similar beginning to his debut season but was able to turn things around. He had a significant impact on the club’s ability to win trophies. Despite the present depth in the midfield, in our opinion, Casemiro’s absence would be a major setback for United
. The void left by him can be filled by Sofyan Amrabat and Scott McTominay. Additionally, Kobbie Mainoo may see game time once he returns to full fitness. We hope that Casemiro’s injury is minor and anticipate gaining more clarity about his situation before Brazil’s next World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.