‘Absolute disgrace’: Ben Foster thinks Erik ten Hag should make an example of £70m Man United player now


Ben Foster has slammed one Manchester United player following Saturday’s draw at Bournemouth. 

After yet another lackluster performance, Manchester United was fortunate to depart the Vitality Stadium with a point.

On this particular day, Bruno Fernandes exceeded expectations by scoring two goals, the second of which came from the penalty spot for United.

However, the Portuguese great was among the very few United players who could accept the outcome with dignity.

On the road, Erik ten Hag’s team played a drab game and once again displayed their defensive shortcomings.

After a mistake by Willy Kambwala, Dominic Solanke, a standout for the Cherries, ran through on goal and Alejandro Garnacho gave away the ball.

It was Bournemouth’s second of the game which will frustrate fans though. Justin Kluivert was allowed far too much time to get his shot away from the left-hand side.

Kambwala attempted to close down Kluivert while Casemiro also came close to blocking the shot after strolling back to help out.

And Ben Foster has labelled Casemiro’s efforts to close down the ball as an ‘absolute disgrace’.

Foster slams Casemiro after United draw at Bournemouth

Speaking on The Fozcast, the former United goalkeeper claimed Ten Hag should make an example of Casemiro this week.

“The second goal, Casemiro he’s a holding midfielder,” Foster said. “He should be that engine, that rat in the midfield, the disruptor – somebody that breaks up all the attacks, gets in people’s faces.

“The second goal, for me, is an absolute disgrace. It’s an absolute disgrace. He’s allowed to wander into that space and get his shot off.

“Casemiro almost notices at the last second, meanders in, hangs a leg in there and I’m thinking, do you know what? If I was a manager of a team and my holding midfielder did that, that action there and then, I’d say that’ll do. You, come off.

“And I’d make a point of showing this in the week as well. Next week, we’d have a meeting on Monday and I’d show this to everyone and say ‘You see that, that’s an absolute disgrace’.

“The reason why he was brought off was because you break a neck, you bust a gut, you get in front of that player, you shut it down and you block it. What you’ve done there is you’ve just allowed him to walk in, get his shot off and score a goal. Simple as that.”

Ten Hag needs to drop Casemiro

This season, Casemiro hasn’t exactly been at his best, and his performance off the ball has fallen far short of expectations.

After spending £70 million to transfer from Real Madrid to Old Trafford in the summer of 2022, the midfield player was a revelation in his first few months there.

However, it appears like Casemiro lacks the necessary engine to sit in front of United’s back four at this point.

The 32-year-old is past his prime and isn’t providing adequate cover at the base of midfield given United’s center-back problems.

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