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Rio Ferdinand singles out Man Utd star and fumes over Crystal Palace controversy

Rio Ferdinand singles out Man Utd star and fumes over Crystal Palace controversy

Rio Ferdinand saw his former side get hammered at Crystal Palace (Image: TNT SPORTS)

Casemiro’s involvement in the first goal was criticized by Rio Ferdinand for Manchester United’s heavy defeat at Crystal Palace, where the visitors’ defensive problems persisted.

After Manchester United gave up the first goal in their crushing defeat at Crystal Palace, Rio Ferdinand slammed Casemiro.

Michael Olise scored the first goal of the game in the capital, sending the Red Devils reeling at Selhurst Park. Due to injuries at center half, Casemiro had to step in as a makeshift center half. However, he was tackled and sent to the ground, setting Olise up for a goal.

The star player for the Eagles managed to waltz into the box, and then his scuffed shot found a way past Andre Onana and into the corner. On social media, Ferdinand immediately called out Casemiro, stating that he ought to have stayed upright instead of trying to make the tackle. “Casemiro, stay on your feet,” he posted.

“Listen, he’s playing out of position tonight but this has nothing to do with playing out of position,” Jamie Carragher stated during the half on Sky Sports. That might play a holding midfield position. That is so embarrassing, they really ought to fire him. He ought to leave the field. To be honest. Nothing could be worse for Manchester United than having Casemiro start at center back in the second half. Place Wan-Bisakka in the center, then send someone on.

Even though United was behind 2-0 at the half, a goal was disallowed for the visitors, keeping the score tied at 1-0. Dean Henderson was judged to have been fouled by Rasmus Hojlund, eliminating any chance of a United equalizer.

Ferdinand expressed his displeasure with brevity, complaining, “Referees are part of the Goalkeeper Union ffs”. Tyrick Mitchell’s goal put United behind 3-0 in the second half, and Olise’s goal made it 4-0 thanks to another Casemiro mistake. United did not start the game strongly.

Due to his limited options at Selhurst Park, Erik ten Hag has been eager to disclose that he has dealt with a variety of injuries. Nonetheless, the team’s defensive problems have been evident all season, and after their loss at Palace, they now have 81 goals conceded in all competitions this year, which is a record for the most in a single season since 1976–1977.

Rio Ferdinand singles out Man Utd star and fumes over Crystal Palace controversy

Casemiro endured a difficult night at the heart of the defence

As things stand, the team may end the season with a negative goal differential with three games left. Since the 1989–1990 Division One season, the Red Devils have not concluded a season with a goal differential of minus four.

Palace has defeated United for the first time in their history as a result of their success. They triumphed 1-0 earlier in the season owing to a Joachim Andersen goal.


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