Manchester United legend, Dwight Yorke, has told midfielders Scott McTominay and Fred that they need to stand up and earn their money following Casemiro’s three-match ban.
Fred and McTominay have seen a lot less action this season since the arrival of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen.
However, Casemiro is set to miss his side’s next three games after being shown a straight red card during Man United’s Premier League 2-1 win over Crystal Palace last Saturday, while Eriksen is currently out injured until the end of April.
“It is harsh on his [Casemiro’s] teammates because we all know what he brings to the table, and they are a much better side with him involved,” Yorke told Ladbrokes.
“It will be a massive loss for them, but this is where the top teams are tested; you need players to come in and do the job while he is out.
“For the likes of Scott McTominay and Fred, their job right now is simple: they have got to stand up now and earn their money. You have got to come in when the team needs you.
“Erik ten Hag needs to pull those players aside and just stress how much he needs them in Casemiro’s absence.”