Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has spoken in regards to the absence of Casemiro for the defeat towards Arsenal and what the staff lacked with Scott McTominay taking part in as an alternative of him.
The Brazil worldwide has carried out fantastically since shifting to Man Utd from Actual Madrid in the summertime, however he picked up a yellow card towards Crystal Palace in midweek that meant he was suspended for the Purple Devils’ journey to the Emirates Stadium.
Ferdinand says one factor that’s stunned everybody about Casemiro is how good he’s on the ball, in addition to off it, which is one thing United have been clearly missing towards Arsenal of their 3-2 defeat yesterday.
Casemiro may certainly have been key for Erik ten Hag’s aspect in such an enormous sport, with Ferdinand saying you may see the distinction with somebody like McTominay taking part in as an alternative, as he lacks that very same capacity to get his foot on the ball and drive the staff ahead.
“There’s the distinction you see with a McTominay and a Casemiro,” Ferdinand stated on Vibe with 5.
“Casemiro in that place, he’s not simply nice off the ball … everybody’s been stunned at how comfy and composed he’s on the ball.
“To make that further move, to play that move and discover Eriksen, somewhat than simply clearing your traces and being proud of that. And that’s no disrespect to McTominay, however that’s simply the distinction within the degree of participant, you’re speaking a few five-times Champions League winner.
“We have been underneath immense strain, and Casemiro has the standard of the ball to play the ball by way of that press. There wasn’t any level after we put our foot on the ball and bought previous that press.”