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Brazil legend ‘had no doubts’ Casemiro would adapt to Premier League at Man United



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Brazilian legend Cafu believes that Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is one of the best players his country has ever produced.

Casemiro, 30, signed for United last summer and was crucial to The Reds securing third place in the Premier League and winning the Carabao Cup.

He will be hoping to help Erik ten Hag’s side elevate to the next level in this upcoming season and has received incredible praise from the footballing legend Cafu in recent days.

Cafu, 53, won two World Cups with Brazil and is regarded as one of the best full-backs of all time. Whilst many others questioned United’s purchase of the midfielder, the former right-back was convinced of his ability to adapt to England.

“I had no doubts under any circumstances that Casemiro would adapt to the Premier League,” Cafu told FUTBIN.

“The second game was enough for him to adapt. A great player adapts anywhere.

“He’s one of the best defensive midfielders Brazil has produced.”

Casemiro will have a new midfield partner at Old Trafford this term with the signing of Mason Mount. The England international is anticipated to take over Christian Eriksen’s starting role alongside the Brazilian and Bruno Fernandes in the engine room.

It has been suggested that Casemiro is one of the players that can help Mount reach another level at United. Mount has also been complimentary of his new midfield comrades. “You look at the players that are in midfield and it’s vast experience of winning major trophies and quality players, being able to learn from them as well as bring my style into the team – that’s what it’s all about,” he explained during his first interview for the club.

The pair could play alongside each other for the first time against Arsenal on Saturday in United’s third pre-season friendly.

Andre Onana could also make his unofficial debut for the club after signing on Thursday evening. He trained with the squad on Friday after travelling to the USA on a delayed flight following his medical at Carrington.