Casemiro: I want to win titles with United
Casemiro has admitted how eager he is to help Manchester United ensure on-field success this season.
The Brazilian, who turned 31 on the day he helped the Reds to beat Barcelona in the Europa League, joined the club from Real Madrid last summer and has since become a pivotal part of Erik ten Hag's side. He has made 32 appearances so far, scoring four times and providing six assists along the way.
Often cited for anchoring the team and for his tremendous defensive work in breaking up our opponents' play, Casemiro has quickly become a crowd favourite at Old Trafford.
A serial winner with Los Blancos during his nine-year spell at the Bernabeu, our no.18 is now looking forward to helping the team win some silverware. The first opportunity to do so arises this weekend with our Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United.
''I want to be known here as a player who wins championships,'' began our no.18, in his episode of TeamViewer's Player Diaries.
''That's the most important thing. Regardless if we win or not, because we know it's hard to win titles, especially the Premier League, where all games are tough.
''But I want to win titles and important games here. It's not easy. We know that. Especially because we're talking about the most difficult league in the world.
''But that's what I want to be known for.''
The Premier League is regarded as one of the most physically demanding divisions in Europe but Casemiro has adapted superbly from life in La Liga to the exertions of the English game.
In an exclusive TeamViewer video, he was happy to share his experiences of coping with the top flight at Old Trafford and beyond.
''Well, honestly, it's different,'' he began. "Especially because of the different circumstances, like the intensity of the games here.
''I'm not trying to underestimate La Liga, but the games here are much more difficult, there's a higher number of transitions.
''In Spain, they usually prefer tiki-taka football as they call it there. Here there are more transitions, more attacking moves.
''Each league has its own qualities and traits. I know each has its own traits and I respect both [leagues]. But the most important thing is for players to adapt as quickly as possible.''