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Man Utd explain Casemiro’s injury as Erik ten Hag opens up on Liverpool setback



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Casemiro’s injury was explained ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup quarter-final win against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

The Brazilian international pulled out of the country’s upcoming international fixtures with an unknown injury, which put his availability for United on the weekend into doubt.

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Following confirmation of the team news, the 32-year-old midfielder was absent from Erik ten Hag’s squad. GoalscorerScott McTominay replaced him in the line-up, whilst Mason Mount has returned to the bench.

Ahead of the 4-3 win, United confirmed that Casemiro’s injury is a muscular one. A report from the Manchester Evening News has added that it is a reoccurrence of the hamstring issue he had earlier in the season.

There have been many complaints about the constant injury concerns across the campaign at Old Trafford.

Speaking on the absence of Casemiro, Ten Hag told ITV1: “It does [affect us] because Casemiro is very experienced and a very important player for us in organisation.

“Also, on the ball, he brings composure to the team, and he can bring great passes to bring our frontline into great positions, especially with the three with their immense speed.

“You miss, of course, a passer like Casemiro.”

The match at Old Trafford was thrilling. McTominay’s opening goal set the tone for the tie before Alexic Mac Allister and Mohammed Salah gave Liverpool the lead just before half-time.

The second half saw Liverpool dominate for large parts, but a goal in the final minutes from substitute Antony took the game to extra time.

Although Harvey Elliot drilled the ball past Onana with a deflection in the final seconds of the first half of extra time, Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo’s goals have sent Ten Hag’s men to Wembley for the semi-final.