Erik ten Hag gives injury updates on Manchester United duo including Casemiro before Man City clash

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag gives updates on Aaron Wan Bissaka and Casemiro’s injury ahead of the Manchester Derby

Speaking in an interview, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag says that their right-back Aaron Wan Bissaka is training with the team but our major miss might be Casemiro. Ten Hag is also doubtful if the Brazilian features or not. We can now only hope for him to be fit before tomorrow’s must-win game.

Ten Hag said:

“Aaron [Wan-Bissaka] was training today, Casa is a race against the clock, not 100%.”

Fans and football analysts, meanwhile, have harshly criticised the 31-year-old for his general gameplay. The Brazil international has had difficulty stopping opponent midfielders’ pinpoint attacks. Numerous observers have noted that the 31-year-old is becoming too slow and lethargic to meet the expectations. As long as Casemiro is a consistent starter, manager Erik ten Hag might have total faith in him. However, these injuries are prohibiting him from achieving this.

Casemiro of Manchester United. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Casemiro of Manchester United. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Despite all these allegations, we all know how important he is to us. He knows the momentum and the pressure that goes on while playing high-profile games and Real Madrid have taught him that.

Long-term injuries have sidelined many senior players in the defensive department, preventing Ten Hag from utilizing them. The Dutch manager has Diogo Dalot available as the competition and replacement for Wan-Bissaka. Nevertheless, the Portuguese need game management during the congested fixture schedules to avoid burn-out or worse, an injury.

Fans must be excited for Wan-Bissaka to rejoin the senior squad since the Red Devils have badly missed his defensive skills. The 25-year-old will be vital to United’s efforts to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage. In addition, the Red Devils’ December schedule includes important games against teams like Newcastle United, Chelsea, and Liverpool.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is now training with the team ahead of the Derby. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is now training with the team ahead of the Derby. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

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Supporters of Old Trafford are optimistic that Casemiro still has it in him to return to peak performance. There is hope for the Brazilian international’s future at United because he is still making an impact for the Red Devils and we hope he can be back soon.