“He’s been a huge signing,” Roy Keane told ITV after Man United’s 3-1 win over Reading about Casemiro.
“Over the last few years for Man Utd, particularly in the middle of the park, they’ve lacked a quality player with a big personality, a guy with a bit of presence.
“He’s a top-quality player. We see it week in, week out. He affects games.
“Before he came there was this perception he’s a sitting midfielder because of working with different players at Real Madrid, players who are more attack-minded.
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“But we’re now seeing over the last few months he’s got so much quality going forward in terms of the final pass and he’s getting goals, as well as being very, very good defensively.
“A huge signing for Man Utd and a big personality, which Man Utd needed.”
In his first season at United, Casemiro has already registered five goals and six assists – including a brace against Reading on Saturday night.
It’s obviously a nice bonus to have for United who thought they were merely signing one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but ended up getting an all-around master.