Manchester United have released the first pictures of Casemiro wearing the club kit.

Casemiro is expected to begin training with his new teammates later today, with a view to potentially being involved against Southampton this weekend.

Casemiro has already warned he is set to train intensely, and will bring an extra competitive spirit to the United team.

Speaking to the club website, Casemiro said: “For me you train like you play and I feel that’s key to winning games and titles. You have to train as hard as possible to play at your best, be strong and fully committed.”

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Casemiro was the club’s fourth summer signing, joining after winning a Champions League and La Liga double with Real Madrid last season.

He is after a new challenge, which he will certainly get at Manchester United, a club in the midst of a rebuild under new manager Erik ten Hag.

The MEN report United have paid £60 million to sign the midfielder, a fee which looks reasonable in the current market.

Recent performances have shown he is at the top of his game right now and will be able to make a big impact in a United team crying out for a dominant central midfielder.

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  • CASEMIRO: fact file
  • Real Madrid signed Casemiro from Sao Paulo for £5 million in 2013, after an initial loan to their B side.
  • He has gone onto form one of football’s best midfield trios with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
  • Casemiro has won a staggering five Champions League trophies and three La Liga titles.
  • He is an international teammate of Fred for Brazil; the pair have 11 clean sheets from 15 starts together.
  • Casemiro has more than 330 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 31 goals.

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