In a recent update from Old Trafford, Manchester United might face another injury scare as midfielder Casemiro picked up an ankle issue during his international duty with Brazil.
The Red Devils are already grappling with injuries to key players this season including Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, and Lisandro Martinez.
During Brazil’s 1-1 standoff against Venezuela, Casemiro signaled for a substitution, exiting the game at the 79-minute mark. Brazil’s coach, Fernando Diniz, explained the situation in his conversation with Globo Esporte, stating, “We took advantage of a pause in the match to make three substitutions. Our control was maintained with the new players. Casemiro signaled to come off after an ankle knock.”
Casemiro, previously with Real Madrid, has been a consistent presence in the United lineup this season. While his recent performances haven’t set the stage on fire, he remains a pivotal player for manager Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United is gearing up to play against Sheffield United post the international break, leading up to a significant matchup with Manchester City soon after.
It’s still uncertain how severe Casemiro’s injury is. However, his absence could throw a wrench in Ten Hag’s plans.