Michael Olise moment summed up Casemiro horror show in Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Manchester United's Casemiro reacts following the Premier League match against Crystal Palace
Casemiro had a night to forget against Crystal Palace -Credit:Zac Goodwin/PA Wire

Casemiro endured a night to forget at Selhurst Park as Manchester United were thumped 4-0 by Crystal Palace - causing the pressure to mount on manager Erik ten Hag.

The Brazil international was named as one of United's central defenders for the clash in South East London alongside Johnny Evans, with Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane all sidelined through injury.

However, it took just 12 minutes for the Eagles, re-energised in recent weeks following the appointment of Oliver Glasner, to brutally expose Casemiro's flaws, not only in defence but perhaps in the Premier League entirely these days.

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Receiving the ball just inside the United half, Olise shimmied past Christian Eriksen before dropping the shoulder to send Casemiro to the deck as he bypassed United's weak and sporadic attempt at a press. From there, the Frenchman surged towards the United goal before unleashing an unstoppable low-driven shot past a helpless Andre Onana.

In the eyes of Sky Sports' Monday Night Football pundits Jamie Carragher and Ashley Young, it was an unforgivable attempt at defending from United and especially Casemiro who, at 32, is facing major questions about his future at Old Trafford.

"It’s shambolic, to be honest with you," said Everton defender Ashley Young. "Casemiro, I don’t know what he’s thinking or what he’s doing. Maybe he thinks that Olise will go backwards, but Olise sees he is going to come out and try and make a challenge. He literally walks past him. It’s so easy."

Meanwhile, Carragher added: "Listen, he’s playing out of position tonight be this has nothing to do with playing out of position. That could be in a holding midfield role. I mean that is embarrassing and they need to bring him off. He needs to come off the pitch.

"Nothing can be worse than Casemiro playing centre-back in the second half for Manchester United. Get Wan-Bisakka in the middle and get someone on."

If that was bad, then it quickly got worse for United as goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta, Tyrick Mitchell and Olise again plunged United's goal difference to minus three.

For Casemiro too, it got considerably worse as he was face down on the turf midway through the second half as Daniel Munoz bulldozed the midfielder out of the way to tee the ball up for Olise, who scored his second of the game with a lovely curling effort.

"I mentioned humiliation a while ago, we have seen it now in bold letters," remarked commentator Alan Smith. "Casemiro, what is he doing over by that byline? Oh my word it's going from bad to worse to that humiliation."

Five minutes from time, Olise was replaced by Jeffrey Shclupp and afforded a standing ovation by all those packed inside Selhurst Park. Just not Casemiro, of course, who couldn't hide his blushes as the camera panned his way.