Former Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has been pictured training with Manchester United for the first time at Carrington.
The 30-year-old Brazilian will be hoping to make his debut for the Red Devils when we travel to Southampton on Saturday.
The Brazil international is Erik ten Hag’s fourth signing as manager of Manchester United and Casemiro follows Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez.
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The former Sau Paulo starlet was a serial winner during his time with Los Blancos and won five Champions League titles during his time in the Spanish capital.
Casemiro pictured training with Manchester United for first time
As well as reuniting with former Real Madrid teammates Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo, Casemiro will link up with fellow Brazil international Fred in the heart of Ten Hag’s midfield.
Manchester United have been crying out for a midfield enforcer ever since former captain Roy Keane retired and Casemiro has the mentality and temperament to fill that void.
After enduring an abysmal season last time out, Manchester United needed leaders who will be the go to men in the dressing room when the inevitable tricky periods do arise.
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Casemiro is exactly the type of character this football club so badly needs and with him hungry to make his chapter in Manchester a success, it’s hard to see his signing being nothing more a rip-roaring hit.
With him having the opportunity to train at Carrington for the first time, the South American will no doubt be hoping to make his debut with a trip to the Saints.
However, after beating bitter rivals Liverpool on Monday night where Casemiro was paraded to the Old Trafford moments before kick-off, the Dutchman may opt to go with the same starting line-up on the South Coast.
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