Gary Neville makes Audacious predictions ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United clash.
Former Manchester United defender and current commentator Gary Neville has labeled the absence of Casemiro as a “massive blow” for the Red Devils ahead of their crucial Premier League match against Arsenal on Sunday.
The Gunners currently sit eight points clear of United in the league table, with a game in hand, despite Erik Ten Haag’s side displaying impressive form over the past few months.
With 15 wins out of 18 matches this season, Mikel Arteta’s side sits at the top of the league and received more good news earlier this week as Casemiro received his fifth booking of the season, resulting in a suspension for the match against Arsenal.
Neville believes Casemiro’s absence will have a significant impact on United’s performance and that Arsenal will come out victorious at the Emirates Stadium, but he also notes that United have a chance if they can “hang in there” until later in the match.
“Casemiro getting booked ahead of Sunday is a massive blow because he’s been pivotal for him,”the former Manchester United star told Sky Sports.
“I thought Casemiro would play, I didn’t buy into this idea that he’d be rested because Crystal Palace are too good a team.
“It wasn’t a good challenge either to be fair, it could have been an orange, nearer to a red than a yellow, it happens though. Manchester United have got to pick it up now, it’s a massive game on Sunday against Arsenal.
“It’s just a bit of a blip for United but if you’d have offered four points before the derby you’d have taken it but to win that and be 1-0 up in the 90th minute it’s just disappointing.”
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