Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes his former club are showing disrespect for Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo after their defeat to Manchester United. Chester City in the last Premier League match.
The Red Devils went on to beat Pep Guardiola’s men at the Etihad with a score of 6-3 thanks to hat-tricks from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden. While this game, two former Real Madrid players can only name on the bench.
Casemiro joined from Real Madrid for around £70m and only made his debut in the Europa League. With his last game being substitut for Scott McTominay. In the 59th minute. While Ronaldo was not involve in anything. This led Ferdinand to look at Erik ten Hag and Manchester United showing disrespect for both.
“Casemiro is another person, he sits on the sidelines and thinks ‘I’ve won the UEFA Champions League five times,’ he’s an amazing defensive midfielder. He was one of the best midfielders in the world. Before moving to Manchester United. But he hasn’t given the chance. He hasn’t had the opportunity to play like everyone else, he came in and only started the Europa League against any team.
“He hasn’t even started in the starting line yet, fit and ready. I wonder if it might affect someone like him. I think we will see both [Casemiro and Ronaldo] but I think it has to do with the context of the game the team is facing. They might be playing in a Europa League game in the middle of the week, which doesn’t suit either of them.