MANCHESTER UNITED manager Erik ten Hag has slammed referee Andre Marriner for the dismissal of Casemiro.
The Brazilian was given his marching orders in the win over Crystal Palace after grabbing Will Hughes by the throat.
The incident happened during a scuffle between the two side’s players after Jeffrey Schlupp shoved Antony off the pitch.
However, footage also showed that Eagles star Jordan Ayew committed a similar offence against Red Devils midfielder Fred.
But Ayew went unpunished and was able to continue in the match.
After the game, Ten Hag hit out at Marriner for not giving out the some punishment to the attacker as he did with Casemiro.
He said: “The player from Crystal Palace takes a big risk by this foul – that he get badly injured – by pushing him over the line.
“Everyone is reacting, Crystal Palace players and Man United players, and not only Casemiro.
“There was one of the players, he did even worse than Casemiro.
“You have to be consistent.”
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Despite the decision, the Dutchman was proud of his players for “standing up for each other”.
He added: “This team stands for each other. It’s such a good spirit in a team.
“They don’t accept when a player from us can be badly injured, and that is the way Antony got treated.
“This team sticks together, but of course, you have to control your emotions.
“But it’s really difficult in such a moment, and I see two teams fighting each other, two teams where several players were crossing the line, and then one player is picked out and gets sent off.
“For me that’s not right.”
Casemiro will miss United’s next three Premier League games, which include two games against Leeds and one against Leicester City.