Casemiro excited for his United debut

Friday 26 August 2022 10:47

New Manchester United signing Casemiro is available for our trip to Southampton on Saturday, and the Brazilian can't wait to make his Reds debut.

United travel to the south coast looking to maintain momentum, after beating Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday night, as Casemiro watched on.

The Brazilian enforcer could make his Reds bow against the Saints after training with his new team-mates for the first time at Carrington on Thursday.

Ahead of Saturday's lunchtime kick-off, Casemiro shared his eagerness to play for United in the "great league that is the Premier League", and looks to be thrilled at the prospect of pulling on the shirt for the first time.

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“I'm looking like a 20-year-old boy, wanting so badly to play for Manchester,” the 30-year-old told ESPN Brazil.

“My work will not change. Just changing clubs, after so much time at Real, makes my stomach flutter. But it's what I said, the illusion of being here, the will, the happiness. I don't know how to express it very well, of all the words, I think illusion is what can describe the feeling of being here. 

“The feeling of being in a big club and being able to play in a big league like the Premier League is very good and very important.

“My style of play, everyone knows, I don't have to repeat it over and over again. But, as I've said, I want to help my team-mates, I want to help Manchester, the coaching staff. If I have to act in another role, I have no problem, I'm more of a soldier. Everyone knows my quality. Everyone knows my great success for being here, everyone knows me, I'm here to help."

Casemiro’s record in his previous debuts bodes well for United’s trip to St Mary’s. 

The Brazilian's maiden appearance in La Liga was a 3-1 win for Real Madrid against Real Betis and he also tasted victory during his Liga NOS bow for Porto in 2014, helping defeat Maritimo 2-0.

Following the announcement of the South American as our new no.18, fans will no doubt be eager to see him feature this weekend. Casemiro certainly can't wait - we'll just have to see if he is in the XI come matchday.