Ten Hag reacts to Casemiro signing

Monday 22 August 2022 20:02

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has reacted following the confirmation of Casemiro’s arrival at the club.

The Brazilian completed his transfer from Real Madrid on Monday and he was paraded around the Old Trafford pitch 10 minutes before kick-off against Liverpool, briefly stopping to embrace United legend Roy Keane - who was on punditry duty for Sky Sports - on the sidelines.

Casemiro’s move is still subject to UK visa requirements, but the five-time Champions League winner has signed a contract until June 2026, with the option to extend for a further year.

The Dutchman is delighted to be able to welcome the 30-year-old to United to Manchester and he feels his inclusion in the midfield will help the team to gel better.

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“He is the cement between the stones, that is what we have been looking for in the summer and found him,” Ten Hag told Sky Sports.

“[I’m] very happy with his signing.”

Ten Hag will be hoping to have him involved sooner rather than later, with an away trip to Southampton next up for the Reds on Saturday, with kick-off for that one at 12:30 BST.

We then travel to the King Power Stadium the following Thursday to take on Leicester City, before in-form Arsenal visit Old Trafford on Sunday 4 September, where Casemiro could make his home debut.