After sustaining a hamstring injury during Manchester United’s Carabao Cup loss to Newcastle United, midfielder Casemiro’s future absence from a few games has been confirmed by the team.
After missing three games, Casemiro made a comeback to start the match against Newcastle; however, he was substituted before halftime due to a hamstring strain.
Casemiro has now been ruled out of action by United for the upcoming weeks following scans on the injury. In the absence of Casemiro, manager Erik ten Hag will have to rely on Sofyan Amrabat and Mason Mount, two summer signings, to play in the midfield. Scottish international Scott McTominay is also available.
Younger midfielder Kobbie Mainoo, who impressed throughout the preseason before suffering an ankle injury that prevented him from starting the season, is eagerly expected by United supporters. Mainoo, who is eighteen years old, played for United Under-19 in their UEFA Youth League loss to Kobenhavn last month. It was his first competitive game of the season, lasting forty-five minutes.
In a club statement, it was said that “Casemiro will be sidelined for several weeks due to a hamstring injury suffered during our Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle United on Wednesday. The Brazilian midfielder was withdrawn at half-time due to the issue, and subsequent assessment has revealed a strain that will keep him out for several weeks.”