Casemiro told Manchester United's Newcastle showdown should be his Old Trafford farewell

Newcastle United's potential European showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford next week should be Casemiro's final appearance for the club on home soil, according to to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.

The Brazilian midfielder was used as an emergency central defender by Erik ten Hag's in their 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, but was exposed in a 4-0 defeat for the Red Devils. It leaves them two points behind Eddie Howe's Magpies, who are currently in sixth place, with the two sides set to go head to head next week.

Manchester United are now behind Chelsea on goal difference, with the race for sixth place heating up as we enter the final straight. Speaking on Sky Sports following Monday night's defeat, Carragher pinpointed Casemiro performance and urged the Brazilian to call it a day in the Premier League. Casemiro played alongside former Sunderland loanee Jonny Evans in the centre of the Manchester United defence, but the pair had an evening to forget and former Liverpool defender Carragher believes the Brazilian's days at the top level are numbered.

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Despite having a deal at Old Trafford that runs until June 2026, Carragher advised Casemiro, a five-times Champions League winner with Real Madrid, to leave European football this summer, and that next week's showdown with Newcastle should be his last at Old Trafford

"I think Casemiro should know himself as an experienced player that he should only have another three games left at the top level - the next two league games and the FA Cup final," Carragher said. "He should be thinking, 'I need to go to MLS or Saudi (Arabia)'. I'm deadly serious. He's been an absolute great and I am nowhere near what that man has achieved, but I always remember something when I retired myself - leave football before football leaves you.

"The football has left him, at this top level, he needs to call it a day at this level of football and move. The level of that player, he should not be putting himself through this, he is too good of a player to be putting in a performance like that and being laughed at by Crystal Palace.

"He's not playing Man City or Real Madrid, a man of that level should not be going through what he is going through now and he needs to call it a day."

Carragher was also not impressed with Antony cupping hands to his mouth, in conversation with Andre Onana and Mason Mount as they walked off the field.

He added: "Just get off the pitch. Talking and whispering behind your hand - they've been awful. He's probably talking about one of the players or the manager. Just shut up and get in. Honestly, it's embarrassing."