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Casemiro uses his first Man United interview to declare he's raring to go right away


‘It’s the biggest club in England… I want to get going NOW!’: £70m Casemiro uses his first Man United interview to declare he’s raring to go right away – and talk up his ‘important’ relationship with Fred

  • Casemiro has declared himself ready to play at new club Manchester United
  • The Brazilian gives his first interview after a £70million move from Real Madrid
  • He discussed joining former team-mates Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo
  • But it was his national team midfielder partner Fred that Casemiro praised most

New Manchester United signing Casemiro has declared himself ready to jump straight into the action for his new club, having arrived from Real Madrid earlier this week. 

In an interview with the Red Devils, the Brazilian midfielder revealed he is raring to go at United, and admits he spoke to national team-mate Fred before signing for the Premier League giants. 

After agreeing a deal with Los Blancos last week, the 30-year-old was paraded in front of the Old Trafford faithful ahead of Monday night’s shock 2-1 victory against arch-nemesis Liverpool for Erik ten Hag’s first points in the Premier League. 

Brazilian midfielder Casemiro has given his first interview as a Manchester United player

Despite agreeing a fee with Real Madrid in advance the move was not completed in time for Monday night's clash with Liverpool

Despite agreeing a fee with Real Madrid in advance the move was not completed in time for Monday night’s clash with Liverpool

In a wide-ranging interview discussing numerous topics, the five-time Champions League winner said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted. I feel like I’m 20 or 18 years of age, I’m raring to go, I’m excited to be amongst my teammates, playing in the stadium and I think that it’s just huge excitement and I’m absolutely delighted.

Casemiro spoke of his excitement at playing for his new club

Casemiro spoke of his excitement at playing for his new club

‘I don’t know whether many people know this but I played in a competition here when I was 15, When I was at São Paulo, and you have that film that runs through your mind that 15 years later you come back here to play for Manchester United and not in your wildest dreams would you imagine yourself playing here. 

‘Obviously when I played in that Nike Cup I would have liked to come here and now that I’m here again I’m the happiest man alive and I can’t wait to produce on the pitch and help out my teammates and to help Manchester United to win games and to go on to win trophies.

‘Well, it’s the biggest club in England. It’s the club with the most amount of titles. So, I’m really happy and just can’t wait to get going.’

He claimed it was his ambition to win trophies at United - who are the 'biggest club in England'

He claimed it was his ambition to win trophies at United – who are the ‘biggest club in England’

The Brazilian has already met with Erik ten Hag who will surely be pleased with the acquisition

The Brazilian has already met with Erik ten Hag who will surely be pleased with the acquisition

The five-time Champions League winner was also shown visiting Carrington

The five-time Champions League winner was also shown visiting Carrington

And having spent nine seasons in the Spanish capital, Casemiro expressed his excitement at the prospect of linking up with two of his decorated former team-mates. 

At Old Trafford the Brazilian finds fellow former Madrid stars Raphael Varane, who joined last summer, and Cristiano Ronaldo, who also returned to the club last year, via Juventus.

However it is the perennially under-fire Fred who Casemiro handed the most praise, as he prepares to link up with his partner in the middle of the park for the Brazilian national side. 

He revealed that he actually played at Old Trafford 15 years ago in the Nike Cup

He revealed that he actually played at Old Trafford 15 years ago in the Nike Cup

After his unveiling at Old Trafford the £70million man received rampant applause 

The 30-year-old said: ‘He’s a great player and that’s why he plays for Manchester United and for the Brazilian national team, which is difficult to get into. So, I have a special relationship with him and of course he’s a great player.

‘I think he’s a player that has good movement. He’s very mobile, passes the ball well, he has a good shot on him, he can play with both feet, left or right, he can pass the ball well with either foot. He’s a great player.

‘I think he’ll help me a lot at the club and without doubt it’s important for me to have another Brazilian here, too.

‘He [Raphael Varane] tells me he’s happy. His family is very happy here in Manchester and I feel Manchester United have a great centre-back in him and, as we know, Cristiano is up there as one of the best players in the history of football and I think he’ll keep achieving things.’

Casemiro was full of praise for national team-mate Fred and was excited to play alongside him

Casemiro was full of praise for national team-mate Fred and was excited to play alongside him

Casemiro played 109 games with Ronaldo and the pair won four Champions Leagues together

Casemiro played 109 games with Ronaldo and the pair won four Champions Leagues together





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