Casemiro responds to United legend after Forest win

Tuesday 27 December 2022 23:50

Casemiro was instrumental in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night, dominating in midfield and assisting the Reds’ third goal.

The Brazilian enforcer was absolutely everywhere, breaking up play, organising his team-mates and displaying his impressive array of passing.

It was his incisive pass which created our third goal against Forest in the second half, as Casemiro cut open the opposition defence to find his compatriot Fred in acres of space, and our no.17 made no mistake.

Such was his influence, Casemiro gained acclaim on Twitter from a United legend: Rio Ferdinand.

Rio tweeted:


Love this guy @Casemiro”

Our no.18 replied to Ferdinand with: “Thank you Legend. I am honoured!”

But Rio wasn’t the only person heaping praise on Casemiro after the full-time whistle at Old Trafford, as United manager Erik ten Hag waxed lyrical about the Brazilian.

“We needed a no.6,” said Erik in his post-match interview with club media. “It is one of the decisions we made in our analysis before the season.

“We have the perfect one, we are happy with him. He has showed a lot of leadership and football skills.

“He is keeping the team together and then he is also so important in our ball playing. Winning the ball and giving the ball to the right player, like he did with the third goal.” 

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