CASEMIRO was left in tears after being sent off for a horror challenge on Carlos Alcaraz.

The Brazilian was initially shown only yellow after going studs up on the Southampton playmaker.

Casemiro's horror tackle on Southampton’s Carlos Alcaraz


Casemiro’s horror tackle on Southampton’s Carlos Alcaraz
Casemiro was shown a red card by referee Anthony Taylor


Casemiro was shown a red card by referee Anthony TaylorCredit: AFP
Casemiro is consoled by team-mate Antony


Casemiro is consoled by team-mate AntonyCredit: Reuters

But referee Anthony Taylor was advised to take a second look by VAR as replays revealed the extent of Casemiro’s challenge.

Taylor wasted no time in overturning his decision, sending the midfielder off and leaving him in tears.

A devastated Casemiro was was consoled by his team-mates as he walked off the Old Trafford pitch.

The former Real Madrid star was sent off for violent conduct following an incident in United’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in February.

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He was slapped with a three-game ban after receiving the first straight red card of his career.

Following dismissal against Southampton, Casemiro has now had two in his last three league matches.

It will now see him miss FOUR matches, against Fulham, Newcastle, Brentford and Everton following his second red card of the season.

United fans faced further frustration after being denied a penalty just before the break.


Marcus Rashford put in a cross from the left wing and defender Armel Bella-Kotchap was practically left on all fours as he blocked the ball in.

But replays revealed is strike the centre-back’s arm but referee Taylor waved play on.

No penalty was awarded even after a VAR check – leaving United fans fuming online.

One said: “Hi @Specsavers, think we might have a new client for you, goes by the name of Anthony Taylor.”

Another added: “If this was our player handling the ball in the box Anthony Taylor would have pointed to the spot without hesitation.”

The game ended 0-0 with United dropping points but still remaining in fourth.

Bruno Fernandes confronts referee Anthony Taylor


Bruno Fernandes confronts referee Anthony TaylorCredit: Getty

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