Manchester United escaped with a 0-0 draw against Southampton in the encounter at Old Trafford.
Manchester United dropped points against a struggling Southampton side. They were forced to play much of the game as Brazil midfielder Casemiro was sent off for a tackle on Southampton midfielder Carlos Alcaraz.After the VAR review intervened and referee Michael Oliver was forced to send off the Brazilian. Casemiro will now miss four Premier League games as that was his second red card of the season.
In a game of few chances, especially in the second half, Bruno Fernandes’ strike hit the crossbar and went wide. Minutes later, Southampton defender Kyle Walker Pieters’ strike also hit the crossbar, and the score remained 0-0. United were then caught on the break, but David De Gea stood strong to deny Theo Walcott’s effort as the game went on to finish at 0-0.
United manager Erik Ten Hag hit out at the bad officiating that led to Casemiro being sent off. “Casemiro played over 500 games in Europe and never once got a red card.” “Now he has two in the Premier League,” he told Sky Sports. “His absence is not the issue.” We will deal with that. “This game was influenced by the referee.” He said.