Casemiro to MISS Manchester United’s huge Premier League clash with Arsenal

Booked: Casemiro will now miss United’s trip to Arsenal  (Getty Images)
Booked: Casemiro will now miss United’s trip to Arsenal (Getty Images)

Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow ahead of Sunday’s clash with Arsenal.

In what had felt like a potential title-decider at the Emirates Stadium, Erik ten Hag’s side – who dramatically missed the chance to go second in the Premier League by drawing with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night – will be without the services of Casemiro.

The Brazilian picked up his fifth booking of the season during the closing stages of the game at Selhurst Park and will now be forced to sit out of the trip to north London.

A £70m signing from Real Madrid in the summer, the vastly experienced Brazil international has had a profound impact at Old Trafford.

Paired next to fellow summer signing Christian Eriksen, the 30-year-old has quickly established himself as one of the most figures in ten Hag’s impressive rebuild of the club.

Scott McTominay and Fred are options to replace Casemiro though few would doubt his absence significantly weakens their chances of doing the double over Mikel Arteta’s side.