Casemiro names ‘best player’ at Man Utd ahead of the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle

Joe Williams
Man Utd midfielder Casemiro celebrates

Man Utd midfielder Casemiro claims Bruno Fernandes is the “best player” at the club ahead of their Carabao Cup final against Newcastle on Sunday.

The Red Devils have been in good form in recent weeks with Erik ten Hag’s men having an outside chance of winning the Premier League, while they are still in the FA Cup and Europa League.

Casemiro –  who joined in the summer for £70m from Real Madrid –  has been one of the signings of the season in the Premier League with the Brazilian helping to transform their midfield this term.

Fernandes has been turning in some brilliant displays in the past couple of months and Casemiro reckons the attacking midfielder is their “best player”.

“Before coming to Manchester United, I’d turn on the TV and watch their games… and he was the best player,” Casemiro said of Fernandes.

“He’s one of the guys that helps up front and midfield, he is part of that transition. He’s our best player there.”

Casemiro won three La Liga titles, a Copa Del Rey, three Spanish Super Cups, five Champions Leagues, three UEFA Super Cups and three FIFA Club World Cups.

On his hopes of winning silverware at Man Utd, Casemiro added:”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.”

On whether the Premier League or La Liga was of better standard, Casemiro told the club’s official website: “Well, honestly, it’s different.

“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.”

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