How many matches will miss Casemiro after red card vs Southampton?

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It feels like only yesterday Casemiro made headlines for picking up the first straight red card of his career.

The Brazilian was booked for violent conduct in the win over Crystal Palace last month, leading to fears he will miss their Europa League play-off against Barcelona.

Just 36 days later, Erik ten Hag is once again facing the prospect of being without his star midfielder for the next few weeks following his sending-off against Southampton on March 12.

During the first half of their match, Casemiro ran into Carlos Alcaraz with a boot very high up the striker’s leg. After being shown a yellow card early on, a VAR review saw the booking overturned and referee Anthony Taylor changed his original decision to a red.

How many matches will Casemiro miss for Man Utd?

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

However, due to this being Casemiro’s second straight red card of the season it means he will now miss the next FOUR matches.

However, not all will come in Premier League action. His suspension begins instead with United’s FA Cup quarterfinal meeting with Fulham on March 19, and ends with their Premier League clash against Everton on April 8.

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

However, the Brazilian will be able to play in the Europa League Round of 16 second leg tie against Real Betis on March 16, as suspensions in league play do not count towards European competition.

It means Casemiro’s next league match will be when United travel to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest on April 15.