Casemiro and Roy Keane

A meeting of new and old

Monday 22 August 2022 20:50

New Manchester United midfield maestro Casemiro met with a bona-fide Reds legend as he departed the Old Trafford pitch following his unveiling on Monday night.

The Brazilian has completed his transfer from Real Madrid and he arrived in style, being paraded in front of the 75,000 fans in attendance for the Premier League clash with Liverpool.

Former United captain Roy Keane - fair to say, not a bad central midfielder himself during his playing career - was covering the game for Sky Sports, alongside Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, and he shared a word with the Brazilian as he left the turf and the teams prepared to come out.

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“Everybody knows the history of Manchester United, the significance of the club around the world and what it means to its supporters,” he said, as part of his signing statement.

“To represent United is an honour and I am ready to give everything to help the team achieve our ambitions.”

Of course, this isn't the first time in recent years that a United player has been unveiled on the pitch prior to a home game.

Centre-back Raphael Varane - who, like Casemiro, joined from Real Madrid - was presented at Old Trafford prior to last August's 5-1 thrashing of Leeds United, in the opening game of the season.

A Reds legend was also on hand to greet our new arrival then, with Rio Ferdinand - working for BT Sport - sharing a moment with Raphael when he made it to the sidelines.