Erik ten Hag has hailed summer season signing Casemiro for elevating the extent of your complete Manchester United squad.
Casemiro was a shock arrival at Outdated Trafford late in the summertime window, with the Purple Devils shifting their focus from Frenkie de Jong after failing to land their major goal.
The Brazil worldwide was allowed to depart Actual following their £100m acquisition of Aurelien Tchouameni and United wasted little time in benefiting from that, spending a cool £70m to recruit the most effective defensive midfielders of the previous decade.
Since transferring to United, Casemiro has been integral to the crew’s spectacular type and Ten Hag was fast to thank Actual for deciding to promote the 30-year-old within the first place.
“I’m pleased they did!” Ten Hag stated of Actual’s choice to promote. “However you see additionally on the World Cup he’s an impressive participant. My evaluation earlier than the season was we would have liked that 6 place and he’s fulfilling that place.
“In pre-season, we had a whole lot of discussions however you want the fitting participant and we undoubtedly have the fitting participant. I’m actually pleased for Manchester United, for this crew to have him as a result of he’s actually elevating the bounds for Manchester United.”
Casemiro has lined up on the base of United’s midfield both alone or alongside one other summer season arrival, Christian Eriksen. The Dane, additionally 30, has impressed as nicely however there’s an acceptance that United might want to rejuvenate their midfield within the close to future.
Talks have been held with Benfica over Enzo Fernandez, who’s presently the topic of significant curiosity from Chelsea, whereas De Jong and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham proceed to be linked.