Graeme Souness has taken a sly dig at Manchester United midfielder Casemiro, claiming that he’s never been a great player despite playing alongside great players.
Man United signed Casemiro from Real Madrid for a transfer fee that could rise to €70million after they pulled out of Adrien Rabiot’s race.
The midfielder has been backed to solve United’s defensive issues but Souness doesn’t think the former Real Madrid man is the man to do the job.
Souness also questioned United’s decision to sign the 30-year-old for that price, just as he regularly questioned the €90m Manchester United paid to Juventus in 2016 for Paul Pogba.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Souness said he doesn’t see him improving the United team, who have lost their opening two league games.
👎 “Casemiro’s played with great players but he’s never been a great player.”
💷 “He’s 30-years-old and at £60m or £70m it is too much money.”
🤷♂️ “I don’t see him making United any better when they have the ball.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 22, 2022
However, he also admitted that he would help Manchester United be more solid in the midfield, something Fred and Scott McTominay have struggled to do.
Man United will take on Liverpool on Monday night and Casemiro is not available for the game.
The Brazilian will either have Fred, McTominay or Eriksen behind him in the midfielder.