Manchester United Player With So Much Authority Under Erik ten Hag Finally Revealed

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes that Casemiro has brought in a sense of intimidation at Man United since arriving in the summer.

He told Sky Sports: “You have to be impressed. I have looked at United’s midfield for so long and never really seen any combinations or a midfield you would be scared to play against.

“What he has done is brought so much authority to this team, calm, quality, know-how, knowing when to press, knowing when to intercept, how many times have we seen him just doing that, picking people’s pockets and then playing the right pass. 

“You can see other teams looking at him like, ‘wow that’s Casemiro there’ – he’s got a little bit of spike but he knows where to be. They haven’t had that in midfield. Gary [Neville] played with magnificent midfielders at this club.

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For a long time I have looked at United’s midfield and thought it is so disjointed, there is no one that can do that job of getting hold of the ball and make the right pass. “

Casemiro has been one of United’s best performers in the last few months and seems to have made that defensive midfield role his own at Old Trafford.

Apart from helping defensively, he’s also been impressive with his ball distribution and scored a key equalizer against Chelsea last month – helping his side get a crucial point from Stamford Bridge.

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