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Casemiro captains Manchester United in absence of Bruno Fernandes



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Casemiro has been handed the captain’s armband for Manchester United in Wednesday’s EFL Cup last-16 contest with Newcastle United at Old Trafford.
The 31-year-old has missed his side’s last three games in all competitions, with the midfielder absent against Sheffield United and Manchester City due to an injury that he picked up on international duty.
The Brazilian was also missing against Copenhagen in the Champions League last week, although he would have been unavailable for that contest regardless of his fitness status due to a European suspension.

Casemiro has been declared fit for the EFL Cup game with Newcastle, and with Fernandes on the bench, the 2022 arrival from Real Madrid will skipper the Red Devils.
Following Man United’s 3-0 loss to Man City in the Manchester derby, the club’s captain Roy Keane said that Fernandes should have the armband taken off him on a permanent basis.
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“Today having watched him again I would take the captaincy off him 100%. I know it’s a big decision, obviously they changed the captaincy with Maguire, but Fernandes is not captain material,” Keane told Sky Sports News.

“He is a talented player no doubt about it. But what I saw today – we’ve discussed many times before, it was last season at Liverpool – his whinging, his moaning and throwing his arms up in the air constantly.
“It really isn’t acceptable. From what we saw today, I’m thinking I would take that off him. You have to start somewhere. We were talking about where do you start [fixing the problems] – the manager, board level.
“I would start with that because the manager is capable of doing that. Fernandes is a brilliant footballer but in terms of captain material he is the opposite to what I would want in a captain.”
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Fernandes was appointed Man United’s new captain over the summer, with Harry Maguire removed from the role due to his struggles in breaking into the side last season.

Casemiro’s defensive performances for the Red Devils have been called into question this season, but he has scored four times and registered one assist in 11 appearances.
Man United against Newcastle is a repeat of last season’s EFL Cup final, and Casemiro told United Review that he is expecting “a great game”.
“We’ve got to really go for it in the game and be really focused. It’ll be a great game for both teams. We’re really excited for this game because Manchester United vs. Newcastle United is a huge fixture, and this time around it’ll be no different,” said the South American.
Man United will then switch their attention back to league affairs after the clash with Eddie Howe’s side, heading to London to take on Fulham in Saturday’s early start.
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Saturday’s Transfer Talk Update: Joao Palhinha, Javi Guerra, Ryan Gravenberch




Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
The January transfer window is almost here and clubs around the UK and Europe are lining up moves as they look to take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen.
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Manchester United and Liverpool reportedly enter the race to sign Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha, who is also attracting interest from Arsenal. Read more.

Chelsea are reportedly willing to do whatever it takes to secure the services of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. Read more.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp plays down speculation suggesting the club will look to sign a new centre-back to replace the injured Joel Matip. Read more.

Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen is reportedly in advanced talks with Colorado Rapids over a deal to return to Major League Soccer. Read more.

Premier League duo Chelsea and West Ham United reportedly receive a boost in their pursuit of Lyon’s 20-year-old attacker Rayan Cherki. Read more.

Valencia are allegedly willing to sell midfielder Javi Guerra for a fee in the region of £34.2m amid interest from Manchester United. Read more.

Pep Guardiola apologises to Kalvin Phillips for not selecting him in the Manchester City team this season, but the Citizens boss admits that he “struggles to see” the midfielder in his plans. Read more.

Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has been heavily linked with Manchester United, will reportedly sign a new deal in Turin. Read more.

Sporting director Matt Hobbs reveals that defender Jonny will not train with the first team until February at the earliest after a training-ground incident last week. Read more.

Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund meet to discuss a possible swap deal involving Jadon Sancho and Donyell Malen, according to a report. Read more.

RB Leipzig head coach Marco Rose plays down claims that Timo Werner has been given the green light to leave the club during the January transfer window. Read more.

Real Madrid are reportedly keeping a close eye on the uncertain contract situation of Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies, whose deal expires in 2025. Read more.

Barcelona reportedly rekindle their interest in Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and are considering offering Raphinha in exchange for the Englishman. Read more.

Ferran Torres allegedly tells Xavi that he is prepared to remain at Barcelona for at least the remainder of the season. Read more.

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Team News: Alisson Becker returns for Liverpool, Jarell Quansah starts




Alisson Becker returns in goal for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, while Jarell Quansah starts in defence.
Alisson Becker has returned in goal for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
The Brazil international has been out with a thigh issue since November’s 1-1 draw with champions Manchester City but has made a quick recovery to demote Caoimhin Kelleher back down to the bench.
Crystal Palace: Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Clyne; Richards, Lerma; Ayew, Hughes, Schlupp; EdouardSubs: Matthews, Tomkins, Riedewald, Ozoh, Ahamada, Olise, Franca, Ebiowei, Mateta
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Quansah, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Gravenberch, Endo, Szoboszlai; Salah, Nunez, DiazSubs: Kelleher, Gomez, Konate, Jones, Gakpo, Elliott, Doak, McConnell, Bradley
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