To be clear, Casemiro was not alone in pushing United even nearer to securing their place within the high 4. He required assist from Raphaël Varane, one other participant who evidently belongs within the Champions League, and from the much-criticised David De Gea within the United objective.
It was earlier this season, after a humiliating defeat at Brentford in the identical lime-green equipment United wore right here, that Casemiro texted his agent to say: “Inform them I’ll repair this.” He can’t say he has completed so till Champions League soccer is formally assured, in fact, however United are on the verge now following Liverpool’s draw with Aston Villa.
With two video games remaining, United have 69 factors. Liverpool have performed one sport extra, and have 66. Ten Hag’s facet subsequently require just one level from their upcoming matches towards Chelsea and Fulham. Crucially, each of these video games will happen at Previous Trafford.