Former Leeds United man hands Casemiro red card verdict after Manchester United vs Southampton

Former Leeds United midfielder Michael Brown said he can see why Manchester United’s Casemiro was sent off against Southampton.

The Brazilian midfielder was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Saints’ Carlos Alcaraz in the 34th minute of the Premier League match at Old Trafford, which ended goalless.

Referee Anthony Taylor initially showed the 31-year-old a yellow card, but following a VAR review, video assistant referee Andre Marriner recommended that the field officer rewatch the incident on a pitchside screen.

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He then rescinded the yellow card and instead showed a red card to Casemiro, who was judged for having endangered his opponent with his heels in the air.

And Brown said he could understand the decision as the former Real Madrid midfielder received his second red card of the season, meaning he will now be suspended for four games with Manchester United.

Speaking as a commentator on the game, the former Leeds, Tottenham and Sheffield United midfielder said: “You can see why, because of the ball and how he jumps on it with the force that they have gone for it (the ball), endangering to the opponent”.

When asked about the decision to show the red card, Southampton boss Ruben Selles said HampshireLive that sometimes a decision is for you and sometimes it isn’t, while Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag had a very different opinion.


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