There might be a unique player among the members of Manchester United.
According to a laudatory comparison made by BBC analyst Micah Richards, Casemiro, the top player for Erik ten Hag’s Barcelona and Manchester City, is comparable to Yaya Toure. After spending a significant amount of money to leave Real Madrid in the summer, the Brazilian has revitalized United’s midfield. Ten Hag will be hoping to rely on the Brazilian’s leadership qualities following the Red Devils’ humiliating 7-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.
Before the final two goals were allowed at Anfield, Casemiro was taken off the field in the 76th minute after numerous United players lost their composure. During an altercation with the linesman, stand-in captain Bruno Fernandes received criticism from players like Gary Neville and Roy Keane, but he seems to have dodged sanction from the FA.
Before to the humiliation, United had been on an incredible run of form. Richards believes that this run of performances would not have been possible without Casemiro, likening the Brazilian midfielder to both of his former teammates, Yaya Toure and David Silva.
Richards told the BBC, “He has truly shown us all wrong. He has been United’s standout performer, posing a set-piece threat in addition to being a true organizer and leader. I distinctly recall thinking I could trust David Silva and Yaya Toure when they joined City because they had already been there and done that.
“In terms of how he affected the rest of the United team, Casemiro has been absolutely amazing. We are aware of his accomplishments and titles at Real Madrid prior to his August transfer to United, but there were still concerns about the choice.
He was 30 years old and entering a new league. Was he adaptable? Did he had the motivation or the legs to succeed? Although I wouldn’t say I was unsure, I wasn’t sure how he would fit into Erik ten Hag’s squad. He didn’t seem to fit the high-intensity style and high-pressing game United was trying to play, in my opinion.
After their poor performance against Liverpool, Ten Hag labeled his United team as “unprofessional,” but he will be hoping to rely on Casemiro’s wisdom and leadership after he won five Champions League medals at Real Madrid.
After a win over Real Betis in the Europa League on Thursday, the Dutchman will try to put the pieces back together and get back on track.
Erik ten Hag particularly disappointed with three Man Utd players after Liverpool mauling
Sunday’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool ended in a 7-0 loss for Liverpool, and manager Erik ten Hag was understandably upset with some of his players’ efforts.
According to a report from Fichajes, the manager of Manchester United was particularly unhappy with three players and may sell them at the end of the season.
Although Brazilian winger Antony cost roughly £85 million to acquire during the summer transfer window, he has yet to make an impact in English football.
In the attacking half of the game against Liverpool, Antony found it difficult to make an impact and showed little desire to support his teammates defensively.
Meanwhile, Liverpool players easily avoided Brazilian midfielder Fred, who put on a lackluster performance in the middle of the field.
It is clear that Manchester United will need to make improvements in the center of the field, but it is unclear whether Ten Hag is willing to cut ties with the Brazilian.
Eventually, the manager of Manchester United was unimpressed by Diogo Dalot’s performance.
The 23-year-old lacked defensive composure, and Liverpool’s side of the defense produced a number of opportunities as a result. His errant location gave Liverpool the opportunity to score first.
If the Manchester United boss chose to offload all three players at the conclusion of the campaign, it would be rather cruel. Despite a terrible performance, Antony and Dalot continue to be exceptional athletes, and Manchester United will need to be more patient with them.