Manchester United midfielder Casemiro has become one of the club’s most important players just a few months after he joined Real Madrid.
The player has endeared himself to fans who have fallen in love with his monster mentality, technical ability, and no-nonsense defensive protection of the baseline.
Casemiro joined the 20-time English champions after Erik ten Hag failed in his primary goal of luring the elusive Frenkie de Jong to Old Trafford.
Ten Hag’s fellow Dutchman showed little to no interest in becoming a United player. and an issue over his deferred salary owed to him by the Blaugrana made it even more impossible to reach an agreement on the line.
However, Casemiro has more than paid off and De Jong is now a distant memory in the minds of most fans.
The Mirror reports that Casemiro himself was hell-bent on joining the Red Devils that when he was at home watching the Brentford thrashing in which United were thrashed 4-0, the Brazilian picked up the phone and relayed to John Murtough who was willing to join more than ever and help change the fortunes of the team.
Simon Mullock reports on this stunning revelation from Casemiro: “The five-time Champions League winner was watching from his home in Madrid in August as the club that wanted to take him to the Premier League was humiliated 4-0 at the Gtech Community Stadium.”
“Seven days earlier, Ten Hag’s reign had begun with a home loss at the hands of Brighton. Casemiro’s response was to call United’s director of football, John Murtough.
“Not to tell him that I had doubts about leaving Real Madrid, but to assure him that I couldn’t wait to start at Old Trafford.”
This act speaks volumes about the player that many, including former teammate Toni Kroos, said only joined United for one last massive payday.
The 30-year-old’s passion and desire were on full display in the draw against Chelsea, when his last-minute header ensured the team took a share of the points against Graham Potter’s Blues.
Casemiro’s manic celebration was not that of someone seeking to treat United like a retirement home.
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