With a transformative managerial appointment, a few crucial signings, and even some crucial departures, Manchester United are currently on a fast track back to the top of English Football.
Under Erik Ten Hag, the Red Devils look like an impressive unit and are currently on an 8-game winning streak.
The majority of the credit for their impressive turn-around goes to Ten Hag and the culture he has established at the club, while the rest of it goes to United’s efficient recruitment.
During the summer transfer window, the club brought in key players and future prospects alike, with players such as Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Antony and Lisandro Martinez.
The club also secured a move for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro, who has arguably been their most important signing so far.
The Brazilian has revitalized United’s midfield by providing much-needed assurance at the heart of the pitch, and even the offensive part of his game has been thriving in the Premier League.
Aside from putting in important challenges and blocks, the 30-year-old has also been spraying pin-point passes all over the pitch, while popping up with goals and assists when required.
The ‘Madridismo’ Casemiro was well-known for has carried over to United as well, as the midfielder remains as all-action as ever.
In summary, Casemiro has played a major role in ‘fixing’ Manchester United, and as it turns out, the Brazilian always knew of the impact he would have on the side.
This emerged through a recent report from The Telegraph, which illustrated exactly how committed Casemiro was to Manchester United’s project.
As per it, the Brazilian tuned into United’s infamous game against Brentford at the start of the season, long before his signing was cemented.
The game itself led to a 4-0 humiliation for the Red Devils, as Thomas Frank’s side ran riot at the Community Stadium.
Witnessing a debacle like that would’ve been sufficient to change any player’s mind about joining United, let alone leaving European Champions Real Madrid in the process.
But Casemiro didn’t budge an inch, as he reportedly sent a message to his agent saying, ‘Tell them, I’ll fix this’, all while United were getting humbled in the background.
At the risk of stating the obvious, he really has that ‘dawg’ in him.
Days later, the move was confirmed, Casemiro was presented in front of a packed Old Trafford, and it didn’t take long for him to endear himself to the United support.