Manager Eric ten Haag has said he will not appeal against Manchester United’s three-match ban for sending off Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace.
Players from both teams came together on the sideline after Jeffrey Schluff fouled Anthony. After a VAR check on the side of the pitch, Mariner decided that Casemiro had acted violently towards Palace midfielder Will Hughes.
So after Casemiro was sent off, Schluff scored a consolation goal, but United finished the game victorious. Casemiro will sit out this week’s Premier League home and away games against Leeds United and away to Leicester City on Sunday, 19 February.
In a pre-match press conference on Tuesday ahead of a home game against Leeds United at Old Trafford, manager Ten Haag was asked if the club had considered overturning the suspension.
“I was considering it.”
Director Ten Haag admitted before explaining why the appeal had not been started.
“I don’t think it was the right decision to send Casemiro out, but I didn’t think there was any chance of salvation through an appeal process.”
Without Christian Eriksen, Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek injured, it could be a game for Marcel Savitzer to play his first game for United.
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial is still out with injury. Anthony cannot play in this game.
“I’m a director. You should always play against available players. We have a squad. There are many good players. They won’t always start, but other players will get a chance.”
“After the game, you can’t say there’s no Casemiro and you can’t say there’s no Martial. We have to win.”
“They are all players who belong to Manchester United. Whoever comes into the game, we have to win.”