Casemiro names his favourite United goals

Friday 23 February 2024 07:59

What’s the best goal that Casemiro has scored for Manchester United so far?

It’s a question we put to the Brazilian midfielder in a brand-new episode of TeamViewer Diaries.

Our no.18, who celebrates his 32nd birthday today (Friday), has found the net 11 times since joining in the summer of 2022.

That tally, from 68 games, already stands out, especially when compared to a relatively modest 31 from 336 appearances at previous club Real Madrid.

When looking back at his efforts for the Reds, there were two clear frontrunners: his opener in last season’s Carabao Cup final, which he views as most vital, and the acrobatic strike at Bournemouth, aesthetically his best.

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“Whenever you play and whenever you score for United, a team as great as this one, it's very rewarding,” Case said.

“But considering the match's importance, the one against Newcastle is the most important. It was a difficult match. It was a final. It was a very important match for us. That one was surely the most important.

“Of course, the most stunning one was against Bournemouth, an away match.

“That was also an important goal. We won that game 1-0, which helped us finish in the top four.”

So, why does Casemiro think he’s scoring more often in England than he was in Spain?

"It’s about positioning yourself in the right place at the right time," says the Selecao skipper, who views goals as an addition to his main responsibilities on the pitch.

“I've gained more experience now, I've got a better feeling now, not only in knowing when to push forward into the box, but also during corners and specific plays.

“But, simply put, I've been scoring here more than there. I think that's the big difference.

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“I don't think I'm doing much differently. The manager doesn't ask me to do anything that's significantly different either.

“I always try to play to my strengths, which involves offering the team balance and helping my team-mates.

“Scoring goals is simply a bonus to my playing style. I think everyone likes scoring goals, but my goals are scored in different ways.

“When I help my team-mates, make steals, those are the things that make me the happiest on the pitch.”