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Casemiro’s Struggle Sparks Man Utd Midfield Call

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Casemiro’s Struggle Sparks Man Utd Midfield Call

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Jamie Carragher, a football analyst, has criticized Casemiro’s poor performance at the start of the season for Manchester United. Carragher believes that their coach, Erik ten Hag should reconsider his midfield strategy.

Carragher drew attention to the number of times that Casemiro, a player on Manchester United, has been dribbled past by opponents this season. He argued that this vulnerability indicates a need for change in the team’s midfield. Carragher expressed concerns about the current setup of the midfield.

I think they have big problems in midfield. The set-up of their midfield is not right for me. I think there are a few things wrong.

He also pointed out that the manager’s approach, particularly the type of players he’s using, is not suitable.

Casemiro analysis from #TOTMUN

The system & personnel in Man United’s midfield is not right!!

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— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) August 21, 2023


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Manchester United started the season with a narrow 1-0 win against Wolves on a Monday Night Football match. However, they suffered a setback over the weekend, losing 2-0 to Tottenham. Carragher explained that Mason Mount, a teammate of Casemiro, was positioned deeper in the match against Tottenham to provide support. However, Carragher criticized the manager’s use of a man-marking system, which left Casemiro exposed and struggling to defend. He noted that this vulnerability allowed opponents like James Maddison to easily bypass Casemiro and reach Manchester United’s defensive line.

Carragher emphasized instances where Casemiro’s attempts at tackling opponents appeared lackluster. He pointed out that Casemiro often made rash decisions to tackle opponents, leaving him vulnerable to being easily bypassed. Carragher criticized this approach, highlighting that it’s not acceptable for a player of Casemiro’s caliber and experience. Carragher highlighted the statistic that Casemiro had been dribbled past six times already in the season, which was much higher than peers like Rodri and Yves Bissouma.

Carragher also noted that Mason Mount and Bruno Fernandes, two other Manchester United players, had similar issues with opponents bypassing them. This trend raised concerns about the team’s overall defensive capability.

Carragher concluded that the combination of factors, including Casemiro’s struggles and the overall vulnerability in the midfield, could hinder Manchester United’s success for the rest of the season. He expressed doubt about the effectiveness of the current midfield setup in achieving the team’s goals.

Who is Jamie Carragher?

Jamie Carragher is a retired English footballer renowned for his defensive prowess and loyalty to Liverpool Football Club (LFC) and the England national team. With a distinguished career solely at LFC, Carragher played a pivotal role in significant victories, including the 2005 UEFA Champions League comeback and multiple FA Cup and League Cup wins.

After retiring from professional football in 2013, Carragher transitioned into a successful career as a football pundit and analyst. He frequently appears on television broadcasts, sharing his insights and analysis on matches, players, and teams. Carragher’s forthright opinions and deep understanding of the game have made him a sought-after voice in football media.x


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