- Casemiro is still in Brazil and won’t play for Manchester United on Saturday night
- Sofyan Amrabat and Sergio Reguilon did both train on Thursday in a timely boost
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Erik ten Hag has had another injury setback with Casemiro ruled out of Manchester United’s trip to Sheffield United on Saturday night.
The Brazilian asked to come off in their World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Saturday before playing 70 minutes in their second game with Uruguay.
But a statement released by the club confirmed the 31-year-old has remained in his homeland for treatment on a ‘small issue’.
But, in a boost to the Dutchman, Sofyan Amrabat did train at Carrington on Thursday, as did left back Sergio Reguilon ahead of the trip to Bramall Lane.
Reguilon, on loan from Tottenham, has missed the last four games with a minor injury, while Amrabat missed Morocco’s games against Liberia and Ivory Coast this month.
Casemiro has been ruled out of Manchester United’s trip to Sheffield United on Saturday night
Sofyan Amrabat trained at Carrington on Thursday in an encouraging sign for Erik ten Hag
Sergio Reguilon, right, was back training after missing the last four games, and Rasmus Hojlund, left, is fit after complaining about San Marino’s rough treatment on Tuesday
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Ten Hag can also breathe a sigh of relief with star striker Rasmus Hojlund fit enough to take part in Thursday’s session after he complained about rough treatment from San Marino defenders in midweek.
Hojlund claimed that San Marino’s players deliberately targeted him during Denmark’s Euro 2024 qualifier with them but they have hit back, calling him ‘Mr 80 million’ and saying he was a ‘disappointment’ for complaining about physical contact.
The 20-year-old has hit the ground running since his £72m move from Atalanta, with three goals in eight games.
Casemiro is suspended for next week’s must-win Champions League home clash with Copenhagen, giving him 10 days to recover for the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on October 29.
Casemiro is suspended for next week’s must-win European home clash against Copenhagen
United are last in their Champions League group having lost to Bayern Munich and Galatasaray
United are bottom of their Champions League group with zero points.
They lost their first match 4-3 at Bayern Munich, where Casemiro scored twice, and suffered a 3-2 loss against Galatasaray at home.
Casemiro has suffered from ailing form this campaign and was substituted at half-time in United’s last outing against Brentford.
However, he has still formed a fundamental part of their team, featuring 11 times and scoring four goals.