CASEMIRO received his marching orders after putting his hands around Will Hughes’ neck in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.
The Brazilian went a step too far in the second half after a tackle on Antony sparked a mass brawl.
While confronting Hughes, with United holding a 2-0 advantage over the visitors, Casemiro placed his hands around Hughes’ neck.
VAR then reviewed the incident and instructed referee Andre Marriner to show Casemiro a straight red – the first of his club and international career.
Palace did manage to pull a goal back through Jeffrey Schlupp – but it proved to be too little too late.
Casemiro’s moment of madness has fans all saying the same thing: United’s star man will be fresh and ready for the Europa League double header against Barcelona AND the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle.
The midfielder will miss the home and away league games against Leeds, as well as a home clash with Leicester City.
United are taking on Barca in the Round of 32 on February 16 and 23, and since Casemiro’s suspension is domestic, he can play in these games.
A Wembley dust-up with Newcastle for the League Cup will then take place three days later on the 26th and Casemiro will be suspension-free.
One fan said: “Could do without Casemiro missing games but if there’s any silver lining, it’s that Ten Hag wouldn’t have rested him so at least he’s fresher for Barca.
“And now Sabitzer gets thrown in and will get the minutes to acclimatise faster than he otherwise would’ve done.”
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A second tweeted: “If I could choose two teams for Casemiro to be suspended against it would probably be Leeds and Leicester.
“We should win both without him then he’s fully rested for Barca/Carabao final.”
A third added: “A fully rested Casemiro to play Barcelona Home and Away.
“This might actually turn out to be beneficial to us.”