Casemiro is Brazil’s captain against Morocco
Former Manchester United striker and BBC Sport pundit Dion Dublin believes that despite his current suspension, Casemiro will continue to play an important role in the Reds’ dressing room.
In the 0-0 draw with Southampton, the Brazilian was sent off for a foul on Carlos Alcaraz. Casemiro was suspended for four games for his second red card of the season, the first of which he served against Fulham in the FA Cup before the international break.
Despite his absence from the field, Dublin believes United’s midfielders will look to the ex-Real Madrid man for guidance in the coming Premier League games. “It’s going to be difficult,” he told United’s official website, “but I just think the lads understand how important these games are.”
“Whoever takes his place, I’m sure Casemiro will be talking to him about what he expects because he has done it and won everything.” I am familiar with the players who play in Casemiro’s position – Fred has been a Brazil international for years, Scott McTominay has been a Scotland international for years – and I am confident they will speak with Casemiro.
“Just what he thinks, and he’ll be saying, listen, this is how you do it, this is how you play against this team.” As a result, discussions will take place.
“Yes, it will be a difficult void to fill, but he will return.”
Casemiro was given the Brazil armband for the first time on Saturday and led by example against Morocco.
Man United must act quickly to sign Rasmus Hojlund, who has scored five goals in two games.
Manchester United must make an early approach this summer to sign Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, who is attracting increasing interest.
The 20-year-old joined the Serie A club from Sturm Graz last summer and has been a regular starter since the beginning of the year.
In 2023, the Dane has eight goal contributions, and he has now made his mark with his national team, scoring five goals in just two Euro 2024 qualifiers.
In his first start against Finland, Hojlund scored a stunning hat-trick. Today, he added two more goals to his tally against Kazakhstan.
United, in our opinion, must act quickly to sign the highly rated striker, who is also wanted by Arsenal, Newcastle United, Juventus, AC Milan, and Real Madrid.
Erik ten Hag’s ideal long-term striker could be Hojlund.
The 20-year-old has been compared to Manchester City’s Erling Braut Haaland, and he has the potential to reach those heights in the coming seasons.
Hojlund, like Haaland, is a left-footed striker with plenty of speed. He has excellent vision in the box and has impressed with his close-range finishing.
Meanwhile, he has drawn attention for his hold-up play, distribution, and ability to win regular duels. He possesses all of the qualities required to succeed in the Premier League with Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag is currently looking for a striker with all-round attacking abilities, and we believe Hojlund would be an ideal fit with plenty of room for development.
It has been reported that he could be snatched up for between £35 and £47 million, which would be a steal in today’s transfer market for a player of his caliber.
United must act quickly in order to outperform their competitors.
Personal terms will not be an issue because Hojlund has admitted to being a huge Manchester United fan.