Former Manchester United left-back, Patrice Evra, has said that midfielder, Casemiro has already established himself as the Red Devils’ ‘main man’ under their manager Erik ten Hag.
Evra said Casemiro, who joined Man United from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, is a leader, adding that every player in the team should be leaning on him on and off the pitch.
Casemiro, who won five Champions League titles at Real Madrid, has quickly become fans’ favourite at Old Trafford.
The 30-year-old scored an injury-time equaliser to ensure Man United drew 1-1 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend and Evra has been impressed by the player’s impact at his former club.
“I keep talking about Casemiro and for me, he’s the main man,” Evra told Betfair. He is the one who is giving the team the right balance and you could see that against Tottenham.
“We dominated, and at the time, I was sure it was a trap and they would counterattack, but we dominated from the first to the last minute and a lot of that was down to Casemiro. He’s the one doing the hard work and now scoring goals.
“You could see that the goal against Chelsea meant a lot to him. I know some people said that they were celebrating like they won the game, but it’s not about that. The moment was about him enjoying everything.
“We forget, this guy has five Champions League winners’ medals. No matter if he needs to adapt to the Premier League, he is born-ready and I am sure he’s going to have a beautiful World Cup too.
“He is a leader. I remember I spoke to Darren Fletcher after his first training session and he told me that he’s already a leader in the team.
“You could see against Southampton that they wanted to play out from the back with David de Gea, and Casemiro told them no, even though he’d only just arrived.
“That showed me how much experience he has, and if some players don’t listen to Casemiro, then they don’t understand how to play at a high level.”