Harry Maguire deserves to be in the Manchester United squad and Casemiro needs to be dropped – he looks 45!

Manchester United should start Harry Maguire and Casemiro must be dropped immediately.

That’s the view of talkSPORT pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor, who ripped the Red Devils following their 3-1 defeat to Brighton at Old Trafford.

United were beaten 3-1 by Brighton, who looked in control throughout the match.
Casemiro was sent off in the 65th minute following a dismal performance.

It is the fourth consecutive time the Seagulls have claimed victory over United in what was another embarrassing spectacle for the home side.

Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro all scored before Hannibal got one back, but it was too late.

There were horror performances all over the pitch, with Agbonlahor picking out Casemiro for his lackluster display.

The ex-Aston Villa star, who spoke to Jamie O’Hara on talkSPORT’s GameDay Phone-In, also couldn’t understand how centre-back Maguire wasn’t getting a game.

He said live on air: “Jamie, where do I start. Brighton completed 659 passes at Old Trafford. More shots on target, more possession – 57 percent. It was a walk in the park for Brighton.

“I watch the game, at no point did Brighton feel like they couldn’t fade from the back.

“No matter who was pressing, they found it so easy to pass and create chances. It was like a practice match, especially in the second half.

“Casemiro!” Casemiro looked like he was 45 years old running around that midfield. He had to bring him off in the 65th minute for Hannibal, a young boy, because he was so bad.

Casemiro was reprimanded by Agbonlahor and O’Hara

“You know what else hurt me today? Let’s see the same energy for Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof.

“Martinez for the Gross goal, he tried to make a block, he got a fake shot from Gross and scored in the back of the net.

“If it was Harry Maguire you wouldn’t hear the end of it, ‘he’s terrible, get him out’.

“Harry Maguire must be looking around this dressing room now thinking: ‘How am I unlucky in this team?’

“Martinez couldn’t even play from the back, giving the ball away, Lindelof too. Harry Maguire deserves to be in this team.

“So let’s see the same energy, all you tweeters, whoever you are, let’s see the same energy for Martinez at the back, for Casemiro, who can’t move on the pitch, not just go after Harry Maguire .”

And O’Hara agreed about Casemiro, saying: “Casemiro looked like he lost his legs today and Man United fans can chat with me to give me all the fitness stats that they want.

“I tell you now, three or four times in midfield today he stopped running because it looked like his legs were gone. He gave up.


Agbonlahor thinks Maguire should start for United(/caption)

“It was like, ‘I can’t catch him.’ He looked so bad.

While United worked hard, fans voted with their feet after leaving when Pedro’s strike took place and booed Erik ten Hag’s decision to remove Rasmus Hojlund.

And it doesn’t get much easier for the Red Devils, who next face Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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