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 Rҽal 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.
“He has proved all of us wrong, really,” Richards told the BBC. “He’s been United’s stand-out performer, a thrҽat from set-pieces and a rҽal organiser and leader. I remember when I was at City and David Silva and Yaya Toure joined, I would look at them and think I can trust them because they have been there and done it all before.
“That’s the effect Casemiro has had at United. He brings a calmness to the rest of the team and it was a rҽal shocƙ to see him have a bad game against Liverpool this weekend because that has just not happened before.
“Casemiro has simply been brilliant in terms of the impact he has made on the rest of the United team. We know what he did, and what he won at Rҽal Madrid before he joined United in August, but there were still question marks over the signing.
“He was coming to a new league at the age of 30. Could he adapt? Did he have the legs, or the hunger to succeed? I wouldn’t say I was on the fence myself but I didn’t know how he would fit into Erik ten Hag’s team. I didn’t think he suited the high-energy style and high-pressing game that United were trying to play.”
After their disаstrous 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 Reаl Madrid.
After a win over Reаl Betis in the Europa League on Thursday, the Dutchman will try to put the pieces back together and get back on track.
David de Gea of Man United delivers fans a sincere message following the humbling by Liverpool
Following Manchester United’s embarrassing loss to Liverpool, goalkeeper David de Gea has made an effort to connect with the supporter base.
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David de Gea, the goalkeeper for Manchester United, has acknowledged that the team’s humiliating 7-0 loss to Liverpool was a “disаster” and has gone out to the supporters. The outcome at Anfield was one of the most unҽxpected this season, with the home team tearing up the record books to spectacularly get the better of their biggest rivals.
On Sunday, United suffered a historic loss to Liverpool as the Reds frontline ran wild in the second half. Prior to Roberto Firmino putting the finishing touches on the score, Cody Gakpo, Mo Salah, and Darwin Nunez each scored twice.
After the last whistle, Erik ten Hag’s men appeared shellshocƙed as the gravity of their surrender sunk in. It was the greatest loss for the Red Devils in Premier League history and the first time De Gea had ever given up seven goals in a single game for the team. He used social media to interact with fans after the game in an effort to explain what went wrong that particular day.
“I know these messages don’t sit well on such a day,” he wrote on his Twitter page. “This was a disаstrous moment for us and these results shouldn’t happen, especially with the journey we are all on. We have a duty to this club, a responsibility to represent the badge but we have many opportunities to look ahead, many games coming fast and we have to lock our focus on these.”
De Gea only had to deal with eight shots on goal during the game, but many of them were of such high quality that there was little De Gea could do to stop them. As the game went on, the Red Devils’ back four grew more vulnerable, creating more favorable opportunities for the raging Liverpool frontline.
Another player to apologize to the crowd for their performance was Luke Shaw.
“Out there on the pitch, I felt embarrassed for us players, for the fans who were supporting us and who were watching at home,” he told MUTV at full-time. “To watch that second half… I can only apologise for that, us, as players, have to own it, we have to stand up and accept that it was nowhere near good enough.
“It was completely unacceptable. Our standards have clearly dropped since we won that trophy [Carabao Cup] and, in the last couple of games, we haven’t been our normal selves – we need to find the good things we were doing before and bring them back, because this hurts a lot and it’s really unacceptable what we did in that second half.
“We showed no personality and no mentality. For a big team to come here, we need to do better.”