But Casemiro has been crucial this season and Varane said: “He’s a player who’s very important for us. He brings balance to the team and to the squad. But we have a great squad and we have to find another balance without him, but we have good players in every position on the pitch and we’re ready for the next games.”
Casemiro seemed upset to be sent off and Varane added: “I think he was very disappointed because nobody wants to get out of the pitch before the end. We can’t be happy with the decision he takes but that’s part of football.”
Varane was pleased with the attitude United showed with 10 men, adding: “I am happy with the mentality, the fighting spirit. The team fought as a group and that’s the positive point. We knew we needed to run a little bit more, to be a bit more defensive but we reacted as a team, as a group and with a good mentality.
“We fight for each other. The crowd as well. We feel the support. I think we can be proud of the fighting spirit. We are obviously disappointed by the result but [we showed] great teamwork.”
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