It wasn’t really a goal-fest, with only two goals being scored in a 1-1 draw. Moreover, both goals came in the final 10 minutes of the match.
It’s not like the teams didn’t create anything. The Red Devils missed some big chances in the first half, with Marcus Rashford and Antony both fluffing opportunities.
Chelsea hit the post through Trevor Chalobah and heading into the final minutes – many fans believed that it’d be a frustrating goalless draw.
But then Scott McTominay made a silly decision to tug down Armando Broja, allowing Jorginho to give the hosts in the 87th minute.
Just as it looked like the Red Devils would go home without a point, despite dominating much of the game, new summer signing Casemiro came to their rescue.
The Brazilian scored a great header in added time. Even the in-form Kepa Arrizabalaga could only push away to the post, before seeing it go over the line.
The goal-line technology gave the goal, sending the United players into wild celebrations with their fans in the away end at Stamford Bridge.
Casemiro was overwhelmed with joy and looked extremely pumped up to get his debut goal for United in such a big game. The Hero of the day for his side was lauded by fans, his coach, and teammates alike – both on and off the pitch as well.
After the wild celebrations, the applause for Casemiro continued on social media. Fans were ecstatic and made him trend with major praise.
After the Brazilian reacted to his impressive outing with a post on Instagram, there were thousands of comments on his post praising his heroics.
The likes of David de Gea, Luke Shaw (who assisted his goal), and Lisandro Martinez all showed their love for him with some brilliant messages.
But the most unusual reply came from his Brazilian compatriot Antony. He sent him a message in the comments section in their commonly spoken language of Portuguese.
Antony wrote ‘Voca e foda mano’ – which directly translates to ‘you are f**ked bro’ – as per the translation made by the social media platform.
But it appears that the term ‘Voca e foda’ has different meanings. The term has different meanings in terms of what context one says it with. The word can also mean ‘you’re damn awesome’ or something like ‘you rock’ – as per Portuguese-speaking people.
It can actually even mean ‘you such’ or ‘you are a difficult person to deal with’. Instagram just took inspiration from one of these contexts to translate it.
In reality, Antony probably meant one of the positive spins to the term as he wanted to congratulate his fellow countryman for his heroics.
After being able to be the hero in a game when McTominay – his direct rival for that holding midfielder position in Erik ten Hag’s side – caused a near-fatal error, Casemiro seems set to remain a key part of the Red Devils going forward.