Raphael Varane reveals why Casemiro chose to join Man United
Manchester United defender Raphael Varane spent eight years with Casemiro at Real Madrid and they won 16 trophies together with the Spanish giants, including four Champions Leagues.
The 30-year-old Brazil international completed his £70m switch to the Red Devils on Monday night and was unveiled to the Old Trafford crowd before their impressive 2-1 Premier League victory against rivals Liverpool.
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Varane believes that Casemiro will thrive in the Premier League and insists that the midfielder did not need to be persuaded to move to Old Trafford.
“Yeah, very excited (about Casemiro’s arrival). I know perfectly his quality. He can bring this balance to the team and his mentality. He’s a warrior, so I think he will really enjoy English football. I know him (laughs),” Varane told reporters on Monday via the Manchester Evening News.
“I think it was a perfect night for him to meet Old Trafford because the atmosphere was absolutely amazing, and he brings a victory so it’s nice!
“I think he doesn’t need my help to make his choice. I know exactly what he feels and why he’s coming here after he lived in Madrid.
“He needs a new challenge, I know exactly what he feels, and I know exactly why he chose this club. It’s a similar process that I had so obviously I wish him the best and I’m speaking with him a lot, but he didn’t need me to make his choice.”
Casemiro could make his debut for the Red Devils on Saturday lunchtime when they travel to St Mary’s for their Premier League encounter against Southampton.
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