Ten Hag: Casemiro out until Christmas

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Manchester United’s Casemiro is set to face a prolonged spell on the sidelines, with manager Erik ten Hag confirming that the Brazilian midfielder won’t be back in action until at least Christmas.

In a recent blow to Manchester United, Casemiro has compounded the club’s ongoing injury woes. The team’s manager, Erik ten Hag, revealed that the Brazilian midfielder will be out of action until at least Christmas due to a hamstring injury.

Manchester United had been anxiously awaiting a thorough evaluation of the 31-year-old’s condition following his injury during last Wednesday’s Carabao Cup match against Newcastle at Old Trafford.

During a press conference in Denmark prior to Manchester United’s Champions League Group A match against FC Copenhagen, Manager Erik ten Hag announced that Casemiro will now be joining Lisandro Martínez, who is also a long-term absentee with a broken metatarsal, in the team’s treatment room.

“I expect some [injured players] back but Casemiro and Martinez, they are really strong injuries and I don’t expect them back before Christmas,” Ten Hag said. “It’s several weeks [for Casemiro].”

Manchester United’s left-backs, Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia, have been sidelined since the early weeks of the season and are still unavailable for action. Additionally, teenage midfielder Kobbie Mainoo will be missing from the squad for the trip to Copenhagen due to an injury.

On a more positive note, Manager Erik ten Hag confirmed that both Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford are fit to take on the Danish champions. Maguire managed to play the full 90 minutes in Saturday’s victory against Fulham, despite requiring treatment twice for dizziness during the match. Meanwhile, Rashford, who missed the game after failing a pre-match fitness test, is now ready to make his return.

“We did all the [concussion] protocols during and after the game, so he [Maguire] is ready to play,” the Dutch coach said. “There is not any indication [of concussion].

“He [Maguire] was fine in the game, so no problems. He played a very good game. Rashford missed one game out, a small knock but he’s back, 100%.”

 

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