Manchester, England: Casemiro, the Brazilian defensive midfielder, has scored 3 goals in 6 matches since the beginning of season 2023-24. He scored a brace yesterday, saving Ten Hag’s United from a humiliating loss and keeping hopes alive for the second leg at Old Trafford.
Today at Allianz Arena, the Brazilian scored a brace, saving his team from losing with a big goal difference; the match ended (4-3) with an extra-time goal scored by Casemiro (90+5).
Currently, he is the top scorer for Manchester United this season, scoring three goals in six matches, one against Nottingham Forest and two yesterday against Bayern Munich in a UCL match.
Casemiro scored the first goal when United was 3-1 down, passing through Munich’s defenders and maintaining ball control even after falling. He took the shot while lying on the ground and put the ball into Munich’s net.
The second goal came after skipper Bruno Fernandez took a free kick shot directed into the nets by Casemiro performing a header. Two goals were scored in added extra time from both sides.
Additionally, Casemiro performed brilliant playmaking in 90 minutes with 85% pass accuracy, 49 touches, completed 34 passes in 40 attempts, won 3 ground duels, made 3 tackles, 2 goals and 1 key pass.
United fans were satisfied by the team’s performance, not ending up with a big goal difference. Rasmus Højlund, the Danish striker, scored maiden goal for Manchester United yesterday at Allianz Arena.
Without Luke Shaw, Mason Mount, Jadon Sancho, Antony and Varane, United somehow managed to stand against Bayern. However, Onana’s performance has disappointed United fans as he didn’t perform as expected.
Since joining, Andre Onana has conceded 14 goals in six matches. He was disappointed with his performance and took the blame for defeat while interviewing after the game. He said, “The team was good; we didn’t win Bayern game because of me”.