Casemiro explains his wild goal celebration
Casemiro admits he does not know what came over him after he headed the recent injury-time equaliser in the Premier League draw at Chelsea.
We'd asked the Brazilian how he would celebrate his first goal for the club and both he and team-mate Antony agreed that he was too serious a character for anything elaborate or planned.
However, his response to the dramatic header in the capital went viral, as he bounded towards the away end and let out primal screams of joy as everybody went wild.
It was something that even surprised the man himself, as he responded to earning our Player-of-the-Month award.
"I honestly don’t really know how to explain what I was feeling at the time and how I celebrated that goal," he told club media. "Really!
"I’ve watched it back a few times because it was a celebration that I wasn’t expecting, mainly down to how the game had been going. A game in which we’d played well.
"And I think perhaps we deserved a little bit more out of the game as a whole, but, when the goal went in, well I just celebrated like… well, that’s it, I didn’t quite know how to greet that goal because I was so happy.
"And the key was that we managed to get the draw, and of course, whenever you’re helping the team, that’s the main thing."
The world-class midfielder is naturally delighted that the United faithful have been so impressed with his introduction into the line-up but is keen to stress that it is the team collective that interests him most.
"I think that it’s very important winning this award, above all, particularly when it’s at a big club like Manchester United," he said. "But the main thing here is how we’re playing and our current form as a group
"We know in football that these individual awards, well for me, at any rate, if I’m being honest, are always a bit difficult to talk about, because you play with eleven in this game but, of course, I’m happy to have been voted Player of the Month.
"It’s like I was saying, I feel very happy indeed. Even before this award, I’ve always felt the real affection and warmth of the supporters and fans towards me. Everyone at the club has been very kind to me too. I repeat though, of course it’s a big thing to receive an award like this one, but I think that the most important thing is the team.
"The group is the key thing here. At the end of the day, you play football with everyone, using the whole squad and combining with your team-mates. So, it’s important for sure, but you always have to be thinking about the team."
The South American, due to represent World Cup favourites Brazil in Qatar later this month, has urged the Reds supporters to keep cheering on the side, because the backing is invaluable.
"A big thank you to everyone for all the affection that I’ve felt from my very first day here," he added. "I feel just like I’ve been around here for a long time already, so thanks a lot for that. Thanks very much for all your support, both home and away, which is the most important thing.
"I think you believe in us, that we’re working hard and trying to give everything we have out there on the pitch, so that we all can be happy, all of us together. That’s the main thing, that we’re working hard in order to make ourselves happy, and also to wish and bring happiness to yourselves too. And so, by sticking together with your support, and your backing from the stands too, that will help us all tremendously."