Jamie Redknapp aims brutal dig at Casemiro live on-air over his performance against Bournemouth


Jamie Redknapp aims brutal dig at Man Utd star live on-air over his performance against Bournemouth

Jamie Redknapp didn’t hold back on Casemiro’s performance.

Jamie Redknapp didn’t hold back in his assessment of Casemiro’s performance for Manchester United in their 2-2 draw against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The first half was a familiar story for United as they struggled to take control of the contest, with Bournemouth having 12 shots on goal.

The Cherries took the lead on 16 minutes through top goalscorer Dominic Solanke, before Bruno Fernandes equalised with a half volley from close range that was fired over goalkeeper Neto.

Justin Kluivert then restored Bournemouth’s advantage on 36 minutes, before Fernandes levelled again – this time from the penalty spot – with 25 minutes to play.

There was late controversy when the hosts missed out on a penalty for a foul by United defender Willy Kambwala on Ryan Christie.

While referee Tony Harrington pointed to the spot at first, VAR ruled that the initial offence occurred outside the penalty area, and thus awarded a free kick that Bournemouth couldn’t score from.

A number of United players received criticism after the match for their performances, with Redknapp outlining his view on Casemiro’s display at Dean Court after he failed to divert away Kluivert’s goalbound effort.

Speaking on Sky Sports during his post-match analysis, he said: “I have watched him for many years, and he is one of my favourite defensive midfielders in world football. I’ve loved watching him play.

“But right now, I watch and he looks like he’s in Soccer Aid.

“He looks like he’s playing at such a pace where the game, it’s just a bit of fun and there’s celebrities coming onto the pitch. No – this is the Premier League.

“You’ve got so much experience. And that isn’t really a case of anything else apart from running. I think to myself – what would Rodri do in that situation? He’d have been flying out there to help his team-mates.

“That’s what you [Casemiro] should be doing.

“This is my point with Kobbie Mainoo. He’s got everything, the world at his feet. But you need great role models to get to the top. You need people that you’re going to look up to and aspire to be like.

“At the moment, he [Casemiro] isn’t setting the right examples to the young players around him.

“As I say, I’m a massive fan. But that isn’t good enough, because if he’d have sprinted, he would have stopped.”

When presenter David Jones queried whether his Soccer Aid analogy was ‘harsh’, he joked: “I was useless at Soccer Aid. But I couldn’t run, that’s what I meant – I couldn’t think of a better analogy!”

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Jamie Redknapp, Casemiro, Manchester United, Bournemouth, Premier League, Football



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