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Erik ten Hag shows once again that he didn’t ask for the signing of Casemiro

By Harry Smith

Erik ten Hag shows once again that he didn’t ask for the signing of Casemiro

Casemiro is yet to start a game with Manchester United since joining three weeks ago

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Every single Manchester United fan was excited when the club announced the signing of Carlos Enrique Casemiro from Real Madrid three weeks ago. That was also the day that United’s winning streak began, so it looked like he could only help the team get better, but even though the team is looking good, he hasn’t played that much, as Erik ten Hag doesn't want him.

After the game against Liverpool, the Red Devils faced the likes of Southampton and Leicester City away from home. In those games, the fans were expecting to see Casemiro playing as a starter in the line-up since those are some inferior teams, so he could gain momentum and confidence.

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Surprisingly, he didn’t start in any of them but did play a few minutes in those games after being subbed in the second halves. After all that, everyone was expecting Erik ten Hag to select Casemiro in the starting XI today against Arsenal, who arrived at the match unbeaten.

However, this wasn’t the case once again. But the new manager made the ultimate low blow to the former Real Madrid midfielder today when he subbed in Fred before him. Eventually, Casemiro entered the game in the 80th minute but didn’t look so good on the pitch as he looked lost in the middle of the field while his confidence is fading away.

Not ready

Erik ten Hag keeps saying that Casemiro isn’t fully-fit and still needs to adapt to his new life in England, his new teammates, and a new league. But, at the same time, the Dutch manager started Antony today, when he only has less than one week at the club and only managed to train twice with the team. It must be Erik ten Hag’s way to send a message to the board.

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