I Played At Old Trafford When I was 15 – Casemiro Speaks On Completing Manchester United Move

The former Real Madrid midfielder is delighted to complete his move to Manchester United as he speaks ahead of his new journey

Manchester United new midfielder, Casemiro has shared excitement ahead of his first game for the club after completing move to the Premier League.

The Red Devils agreed a £70m plus add-ons deal with Real Madrid for Casemiro who they went on to hand a 4-year contract as their latest recruitment.

Speaking after completing his move to United, Casemiro shared that many may have not known that he has been at Old Trafford when he was 15-years-old and playing for Sao Paulo.

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“I don’t know whether many people know this but I played in a competition here [at Old Trafford] when I was 15,” Casemiro said.

“When I was at São Paulo, and you have that film that runs through your mind that 15 years later you come back here to play for Manchester United.

“We know there’s a great deal of history here. It’s a club that has a lot of history, not just the stadium but the club as well. It has won everything and I want to meet my teammates and help the team and I’m one more player at Manchester United”

“The love of those around me… It was amazing when I arrived. People were really friendly with me, showing me lots of affection and that’s what you like to feel as a person.”

“I think that English football is very physical and, without doubt, it’s very tough. But what I like most about the players, the referees, the fans in this country is that they are fair, regardless of how physical things may be, everyone is fair.

“I’m absolutely delighted. I feel like I’m 20 or 18 years of age, I’m raring to go, I’m excited to be amongst my teammates, playing in the stadium and I think that it’s just huge excitement and I’m absolutely delighted.

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“Before coming here I spoke to Fred. He’s a friend who I’ve played alongside in the national team for a good number of games and years. I know him well. He’s a great player and that’s why he plays for Manchester United and for the Brazilian national team.

“Fred has a lot of qualities. I think he’s a player that has good movement. He’s very mobile, passes the ball well, he has a good shot on him, he can play with both feet, left or right, he can pass the ball well with either foot.”

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