Casemiro slammed by Gabriel Agbonlahor after Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Brighton

Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Brighton at Old Trafford on Wednesday was a stroll in the park for the visitors, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor. The former Aston Villa striker blasted Casemiro’s performance in midfield but also hit out at Lisandro Martinez, who was fooled by a dummy by Gross for Brighton’s second goal, and has called for Harry Maguire to be handed a starting place.

Casemiro looked like a 45-year-old

Agbonlahor told talkSPORT: “I am watching the game, at no time did Brighton ever feel like they couldn’t pass it out from the back. No matter who was pressing, they found it so easy to get through and create chances. That was like a training ground game, especially the second half.”

He added: “Casemiro… Casemiro looked like he was 45 running around that midfield. He had to bring him off on the 65th minute for Hannibal, a young lad, because he was that bad.”

Martinez and Lindelof also slammed

Agbonlahor also slammed Martinez and Lindelof for their performances in the game. He said: “You know what else wound me up today? Let’s see the same energy for Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof. Martinez for the Gross goal, he has tried to make a block, he’s got fake-shot by Gross and scored in the back of the net. If that was Harry Maguire, you would not hear the end of it, ‘he’s terrible get him out the side’.”

Agbonlahor believes Maguire should be given a chance in the team, saying: “Harry Maguire must be looking around that changing room now thinking, ‘how am I not getting a chance in this team?’ Martinez could not even play from the back, giving the ball away, Lindelof as well. Harry Maguire deserves to be in that 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 get around the pitch, not just pick on Harry Maguire.”


Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Brighton was a dismal performance from start to finish and Gabriel Agbonlahor was not afraid to call out players who were particularly poor in the game. Agbonlahor singled out Casemiro for his lack of energy in midfield and also hit out at Martinez and Lindelof for their performances at the back. He believes Harry Maguire should be given a chance in the team and has called on fans to show the same energy when criticising other players as they do with Maguire.

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