Casemiro suspension: How many matches Man United star will miss after red card vs Southampton?

It feels like just yesterday Casemiro made headlines for conceding the first straight red card of his career.

Last month, the Brazilian received his marching orders for violent behavior in the win against Crystal Palace, prompting concerns he would miss the Europa League play-off against Barcelona.

Just 36 days later, after being sent off against Southampton on 12 March, Erik ten Hag again faces the prospect of being without his star midfielder for the next few weeks.

In the first half of the game, Casemiro came in on Carlos Alcaraz with his boot very high up on the forward’s leg. After initially being shown a yellow card, he was unbooked at a VAR review and referee Anthony Taylor revised his original decision to red.

The sports news takes a look at what that means for the ex-Real Madrid man.

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How many games will Casemiro miss for Man Utd?

Normally, a direct red card during a Premier League match would result in the player missing three games.

However, as this is Casemiro’s second consecutive red card this season, it means he will now miss the next one FOUR Matches.

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However, not all will be used in the Premier League. His suspension instead begins with United’s FA Cup quarter-finals game against Fulham on March 19 and ends with their Premier League clash against Everton on April 8.

Casemiro will also be suspended for league games against Newcastle (2 April) and Brentford (5 April).

However, the Brazilian is free to play against Real Betis in the Europa League round of 16 second leg on March 16 as suspensions in league play don’t count for European competition.

That means Casemiro’s next league game will come when United travel to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest on April 15.

Casemiro career red cards

While Casemiro is the first player to receive two red cards in a single Premier League season for Manchester United since Nemanja Vidic in 2013/14, his career-wide red card record is actually quite good.

In 336 games for Real Madrid over a seven-year period, the 31-year-old has only been sent off twice. There were no direct red cards either, as he received his marching orders after a second yellow offense both times.

But for United he has picked up two straight red cards in just 37 games, the first two of his entire club career.

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