Graeme Souness has confessed that he was wrong about Manchester United midfielder Casemiro and hints the Brazilian could still be at the top of his game in the next five years.
Man United signed Casemiro from Real Madrid in a transfer deal that could rise to £70million after they failed in their pursuits of Frenkie de Jong and Adrien Rabiot.
Casemiro has obviously not had a bad game since joining Manchester United and has capped off his top performances with some goals and assists.
Like against Chelsea, he scored the equaliser in injury time with a superb header and against Bournemouth he opened the scoring with beautiful volley.
The 30-year-old came off the bench and provided an assist late in the game against Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.
He’s obviously one of the best players at Old Trafford this season and he’s definitely one of the players Erik ten Hag can’t afford to drop to the bench.
Before the Brazil international would make his debut for Manchester United, Graeme Souness stir up loads of Man United fans when he said Casemiro played with great players but isn’t a great player and United shouldn’t have spent huge on him.
Weeks after his comments, the Liverpool legend has backtracked on his initial thoughts about the former Real Madrid defensive midfielder and admitted that Casemiro hasn’t had any bad game and could still be at the top of his game in years to come.
“I did question the fee they paid, £60million rising to £70m for a 30-year-old. Thinking about it now, I’m not sure the fee was so daft. He [Casemiro] looks like someone who never has a bad game,” Souness said.
“His old Real Madrid team-mate, Luka Modric, played in a World Cup semi-final last month aged 37, and you feel Casemiro might be around for a while yet.”