Jamie Carragher tells Man Utd star to ‘call it a day and move’ after Crystal Palace defeat | Football

Casemiro should move to Saudi Arabia or Major League Soccer, says Jamie Carragher (PA)

Jamie Carragher claims Casemiro ‘only has three games left at the top level’ and has urged the midfielder to leave Manchester United this summer.

The 32-year-old was one of United’s worst performers on Monday evening as Erik ten Hag’s side were hammered 4-0 by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Brazilian midfielder was forced to play at centre-back due to United’s injury crisis and made an error for both of Michael Olise’s goals for Palace.

And Carragher believes Casemiro’s time with playing at the elite level should now be over.

‘I said at half time he’s got to bring Casemiro off, I know he’s got kids on the bench,’ Carragher said in his post-match analysis for Sky Sports.

‘But I think Casemiro, deadly serious, should know tonight as an experienced player that he should only have another three games left at the top level, the next two league games and the cup final, and then he should be thinking, ‘I need to go to the MLS or Saudi’.

Casemiro of Manchester United looks dejected after his side concede a second goal. Crystal Palace v Manchester United

Casemiro was caught out for two of Crystal Palace’s goals against Manchester United (Shutterstock)

‘I’m deadly serious. His agent, the team of people around him, they need to tell him, ‘this has to stop’.

‘We are watching one of the greats of the modern times, playing in the best midfields we have seen who have dominated Europe – him holding, [Toni] Kroos and [Luka] Modric alongside him, could easily go up against that Barcelona midfield that we all loves of [Sergio] Busquets, [Andres] Iniesta and Xavi. He’s been an absolute great.

‘I am nowhere near on what that man has achieved, winning Champions Legaue, playing for Brazil and playing for Real Madrid. But I always remember something when I retired myself, there’s a saying I always remember as a footballer, ‘leave the football, before the football leaves you’. The football has left him at this top level. He has to call it a day at this level of football and move.’

When Carragher was reminded that Casemiro still has two years remaining on his £350,000-a-week contract, the former Liverpool defender replied: ‘He’d have made a right few quid and good luck to him.

‘They pay him off and do some sort of deal. But that level of that player, he should not be putting himself through this.

‘He is too good of a player to put in a performance like that and being laughed at by Crystal Palace. He’s not playing Manchester City or Real Madrid, with all due to respect to Crystal Palace.

‘A man of that level should not be going through what he’s going through now and he needs to call it a day.’

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