Liverpool legend Graham Souness did not fail to criticize Manchester United for signing Casemiro. According to Souness, the Brazilian is not a great footballer, he was just lucky to win everything he did with Real Madrid.
The Red Devils paid £60m for the 30-year-old midfielder, who will sign a five-year deal. Another 10 million pounds are included in the deal in the form of bonuses.
“He’s never been a great player. I think he’s a solid player who could help United be a bit more solid in midfield,” Souness told talkSPORT ahead of Liverpool’s derby loss at Old Trafford. which Casemiro watched from the stands.
I don’t think he has much passing skills. I also don’t think he will be able to inspire the players around him to play better.
He was lucky to be in this Real Madrid team. He plays my position and I would love to play against him. But I have never turned on the TV with the desire to watch Casemiro. Benzema – yes. The rest in the middle of the field (for Real) – yes. But not Casemiro.
He is 30 years old and is given 70 million pounds. That’s too much money. Yes, United will pay because everyone knows there is money and it’s the Premier League where the money is, but I don’t see how it will help when the team is in possession.”
Casemiro was part of Real Madrid for seven years, forming one of the greatest midfield partnerships with Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
For the “Kings”, the defensive midfielder played 336 games, in which he scored 31 goals and provided 29 assists. The Brazilian has won absolutely everything with the Bernabeu team, including three Spanish titles, five Champions Leagues and three club world championships.
Casemiro is expected to make his United debut on Saturday against Southampton.