Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has reacted following the confirmation of Casemiro’s arrival at the club.
The Brazilian completed his move from Real Madrid on Monday, and he was paraded around the Old Trafford pitch 10 minutes before kick-off against Liverpool, briefly pausing to embrace United legend Roy Keane, who was on sidelines for Sky Sports.
Casemiro’s transfer is still subject to UK visa requirements, but the five-time Champions League winner has agreed to a contract until June 2026, with the option to extend for another year.
The Dutchman is overjoyed to be able to welcome the 30-year-old to Manchester United, and he believes his presence in the midfield will help the team get better.
“He is the cement between the stones, that is what we have been looking for in the summer and found him,” Ten Hag said.
“[I’m] very happy with his signing.”
Ten Hag will be hoping to have him involved sooner rather than later, with an away trip to Southampton next up for the Reds on Saturday, with kick-off for that one at 12:30 BST.
The Red Devils will then travel to the King Power Stadium the following Thursday to take on Leicester City, before in-form Arsenal visit Old Trafford on Sunday 4 September, where Casemiro could make his home debut.