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Manchester United’s David de Gea gives verdict on Casemiro red card after controversial referee decision

Despite Casemiro's red card in the first half, Manchester United drew 0-0 with Southampton on Sunday.


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Casemiro was given a straight red card in Manchester United’s match against Southampton, according to David de Gea.

Southampton has fired two managers this season, they are anchored to the bottom of the Premier League, and United was expected to win on Sunday afternoon, but Casemiro was sent off in the first half, and the game’s complexion shifted.

Although the visitors appeared to be the more likely to score after halftime, both sides generated plenty of chances and hit the crossbar at both ends, with Bruno Fernandes’ shot wonderfully saved by goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu.

Both teams worked hard in the last stages to break the tie, but the points were eventually shared at the final whistle.

De Gea pondered on the tie after the game and he was asked directly about Casemiro’s sent-off, which he thought was ‘unlucky’.

“We hoped to win the three points before the game, but the game altered when Casemiro was sent off,” De Gea told MUTV. “It was extremely difficult, but I believe the team performed admirably; we attempted to defend and created some decent chances to win the game.

“Yet, in the end, we must accept the argument. The team showed excellent spirit. We fought till the finish, and we could have won or lost, but we showed good character. He made a routine tackle and touched the ball.

“But, his leg rose a little higher and collided with the Southampton player. To be honest, I think it was a bit unlucky. We had to suffer a little because we had to play for 70 minutes with only 10 guys, but we kept fighting until the end.

“It’s difficult to be without Casemiro for four games. It’s a lot, but we have a large squad, and everyone is eager to play. The reserve players performed admirably. Everyone is prepared, and the guys that deserve to play in that position will perform admirably.

“Of course, it’s a huge loss for us.”

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