Old Trafford welcomes Casemiro and Euro 2022 heroes
Manchester United fans were able to give our new signing Casemiro a big Old Trafford welcome when he was presented to the crowd before tonight’s game against Liverpool.
The Brazilian midfielder flew into Manchester this afternoon and travelled straight to Old Trafford to complete his transfer from Real Madrid.
He was introduced on the pitch ahead of kick-off in what was bound to be a special moment for him and fans during the build-up to one of our biggest games of the season.
In addition, supporters also had the chance to celebrate the success of England's Euro 2022-winning Lionesses from United – Mary Earps, Ella Toone, Alessia Russo and our recent signing from Arsenal, Nikita Parris.
Casemiro, who has played 63 times for Brazil, becomes the latest signing during this transfer window, joining Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez, as Erik ten Hag continues to strengthen his first-team squad.
The midfielder has signed a contract until June 2026, with the option to extend for a further year, subject to UK visa requirements, and is expected to join up with the squad to begin training this week.
The South American has played over 550 professional games and has captained his country. He has won 22 major honours in his illustrious career, including five Champions League titles and the Copa America.
Also on parade tonight were United’s Lionesses, who played significant roles in helping England win the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, culminating in a 2-1 win over Germany at Wembley on 31 July.
Ella Toone scored the opening goal in that historic final – one of her two goals in the competition – while Alessia Russo wrote herself into English football folklore with that astonishing backheel goal in the semi-final against Sweden.
Alessia was also one of the competition’s leading goalscorers with four – even though she didn’t start a match – and became England’s super-sub during the triumphant campaign, which started with a 1-0 win against Austria at Old Trafford.
Mary Earps was one of the real stars of England’s success, producing a string of outstanding performances and conceding only two goals all tournament, while keeping four clean sheets. UEFA’s Technical Observer panel rewarded her consistency by naming her the Goalkeeper of the Tournament.
Nikita Parris was also a key part of the Lionesses squad, and has joined United this summer from Arsenal.