Gabriel Agbonlahor criticizes Casemiro.
Manchester United lost 1-3 to Brighton in the fifth round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday. Without a point, United drops to 13th place.
It was a creaky start. United struggled with Brighton’s pressure and eventually conceded the opening goal in the 20th minute to Danny Welbeck. Freshman Rasmus Hojbjerg, making his first-team debut, then equalized to put the game out of reach, but after video assistant referee (VAR) review, the goal was disallowed after Marcus Rashford’s pass to Hojbjerg was deemed to have gone out of bounds just before the ball crossed the line.
The impact of the disallowed goal was significant. Unable to capitalize on the momentum, United were dragged back by Brighton in the second half. The Seagulls took advantage of United’s lack of focus and extended their lead with a goal from Pascal Gross, before substitute Joao Pedro made it 3-0. United managed to salvage some dignity with a goal from 2003-born prospect Hannibal Mebry, but the 1-3 defeat was their third loss since the start of the season 토토사이트.
After the game, Agbonlahor criticized Casemiro’s performance. The midfielder started the game and was subbed off for Hannibal in the 19th minute of the second half. The midfielder partnered with McTominay in the middle of the park, but was unable to make much of an impact. Without Casemiro, United struggled to win the midfield battle against Brighton.
“Watching the game, I didn’t think Brighton were going to be able to get the ball out from the back,” Agbonlahor told Talk Sport in the UK. “Watching the game, I didn’t think Brighton were going to be able to turn the ball over at the back, no matter who was pressing them, they were able to break the pressure and create chances, especially in the second half, which was like a training ground for them,” Agbonlahor said of the Seagulls’ ease against United.
“Casemiro looked like a 45-year-old playing in the middle of the park. “He looked like a 45-year-old playing in the middle of the park,” he said, noting that because of Kasemir’s poor performance, manager Eric ten Hagh had to take off Hannibal, a young boy, in the 19th minute of the second half.
Aside from the Brighton game, Casemiro has been criticized for his lack of form this season. Once considered a world-class defensive midfielder during his time at Real Madrid, Casemiro hasn’t been immune to criticism.