Manchester United midfielder Casemiro excelled in his country’s opening World Cup match against Serbia.
Brazil dominated from the first minute, and Casemiro was the commander in midfield.
🇧🇷 Casemiro vs Serbia 🌟
• 86% passing accuracy • 56/65 passes completed • 77 touches • 3/5 long balls accurate • 2/3 tackles won • 7 recoveries • 3/3 rushing games won • 90 minutes played#FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter .com/gdyZLBb6Yn
— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) November 24, 2022
Defensively solid, the 30-year-old intercepted just about anything that got in his way.
His tactical intelligence helped him spot danger and position himself well.
He was calm and collected during stacks and facilitated many attacks.
Casemiro’s death was great. In the first half, he made an outstanding pass to Neymar in the area, who couldn’t get his feet in order and gave away the ball.
At the end of the second half, Casemiro took the field.
He was close to scoring a World Cup but he hit the post.
It was a near-perfect performance from United’s midfield commander.
For United, these are positive signs. The 30-year-old is in the prime of his career and doesn’t look like he’s going to fade any time soon.
Many doubted United would move for him in the summer, but it’s safe to say he proved all the doubters wrong.
Brazil are one of the favorites to win the FIFA World Cup, so Casemiro is likely to have a long tournament.
Erik ten Hag hopes to have him back and fit for United’s crucial second half of the season.