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Man Utd midfielder Casemiro sidelined for ‘several weeks’ with hamstring injury

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is set for a spell on the sidelines (Nick Potts/PA)
Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is set for a spell on the sidelines (Nick Potts/PA) Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is set for a spell on the sidelines (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro has been ruled out for “several weeks” with a hamstring injury.

After missing three matches, the 31-year-old captained Erik ten Hag’s side on his return against Newcastle in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Casemiro was replaced at half-time of the 3-0 defeat and United have now confirmed he will miss a key run of fixtures.

The club said in a statement: “Casemiro will be out for several weeks due to a hamstring injury suffered during our Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle United on Wednesday.

“The Brazilian midfielder was withdrawn at half-time due to the issue, and subsequent assessment has revealed a strain that will keep him out for a number of weeks.”