Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has identified Casemiro as a ‘special’ player in the Red Devils squad.
Hargreaves said that Casemiro is good under pressure, adding that the Brazilian has added leadership in Erik ten Hag’s side.
Casemiro joined Man United from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window for £63.3 million.
He has made 12 appearances across competitions for Man United and produced a man-of-the-match display against Chelsea in their Premier League 1-1 draw last weekend.
“He’s brought everything – leadership, he’s won five Champions League’s, he’s a special player and I think he’s good under pressure, and he helps United be better on the ball,” Hargreaves told Premier League Productions.
“We think about United when they were getting results under Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) and even under Ten Hag at the start of the season against Arsenal and Liverpool they played on the counter.”
“Now, with Casemiro in there, you can play it into him at all times and he’s brilliant defensively. I think he has so many attributes that go unnoticed and the header against Chelsea is the icing on the cake.
“The thing that has surprised me has been his passing – it’s been exceptional. We know defensively he’s really good. Casemiro plays the ball forward – Fred and McTominay were good players, but they didn’t play forward in some of the crucial moments.”