Misfortunes never come alone, as Manchester United must deal with another significant injury setback amid the dreaded postponement of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s takeover.
Erik ten Hag’s men take a must-win trip to Bramall Lane to meet Premier League underachievers Sheffield United on Saturday, looking to build on a stunning late comeback against Brentford last time out.
According to the Independent, Casemiro will not be part of the Red Devils’ travelling crew this weekend after sustaining an ankle injury while on international duty with Brazil.
The 31-year-old captained the Selecao in a frustrating 2-0 defeat against Uruguay in midweek 2026 World Cup qualifying action despite coming off injured against Venezuela last Friday.
Unfortunately for Man United, the midfielder’s desire to help his national team recover from an underwhelming 1-1 draw against the perennial CONMEBOL strugglers took its toll.
Casemiro has reportedly stayed in Brazil to treat his injury and will not just miss United’s trip to Yorkshire but also their upcoming Champions League showdown against Copenhagen.
Following back-to-back losses to Bayern Munich and Galatasaray at the start of their first Champions League adventure under Ten Hag, the Red Devils cannot afford another slip-up.
Casemiro should return to the club’s Carrington training complex early next week to begin preparations for the mouth-watering Manchester derby on October 29.
His absence against the Blades may require some tactical alterations compared to Man United’s last game against Brentford, with Sofyan Amrabat likely to regain his natural position at Bramall Lane.
Despite missing out on Morocco’s internationals against Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia, the Fiorentina loanee is back to full fitness and will be in contention for the starting XI this weekend.
Amrabat started as the left-back against the Bees on the stroke of October’s international window, but Sergio Reguilon’s return to the fold will allow him to move back into midfield.
The Spaniard has rejoined the group after being on the sidelines for Man Utd’s last four matches with a hamstring problem and could deputy for the injured Luke Shaw.
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