Casemiro has warm embrace with Roy Keane as Manchester United unveil new signing

Casemiro has warm embrace with Roy Keane as Manchester United unveil new signing

Casemiro embraced former Manchester United captain Roy Keane as he was unveiled as the club’s latest signing.

The Brazil midfielder, who enjoyed a magical five years at the Bernabeu where he won five Champions Leagues and three LaLiga titles, was confirmed as United’s fourth addition of the summer ahead of their Premier League clash against Liverpool.

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Keane had a brief chat with Man United’s latest signing just before the match started

Casemiro made a beeline for Keane after he was introduced to the crowd at Old Trafford, with the pair sharing a warm embrace.

The 30-year-old will hope to enjoy some of the success the iconic Keane had at United – where he won seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League.

Keane went on to praise the quality of the Brazil international but warned that he will walk into a difficult dressing room.

His comments came before United produced a stunning performance from nowhere to defeat Liverpool 2-1 and get their first win under Erik ten Hag.

“I think it is a good signing, they have paid a lot of money and he is 30 years of age with a five-year contract,” Keane said ahead of the match.

“If you’re a player and Manchester United come looking for you, you know you’re going to get a great deal.

“It is a start but they need some more, they need help. The problem is for any players coming into Man United now, as good as they are, they are coming into a bad dressing room, they are coming into a bad group of players.

“These players don’t want to run, they don’t seem like a good group and that is a problem for any new player, however good they are.”

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Casemiro has joined Manchester United in a deal which could be worth up to £70million

United, who suffered chastening losses to Brighton and Brentford at the start of the new season, have struggled to compete for trophies in recent seasons, leading many to suggest Casemiro’s move was driven by money.

But Casemiro said during his farewell ceremony at Real Madrid on Monday that he was excited by the challenge ahead.

“Those who think I’m leaving for money is because they don’t know me,” he said.

“I think there are a few (people) and they don’t know me. It’s not for money. They’re wrong. That’s not the case.

“At the end of the Champions League final (where Real Madrid beat Liverpool) I had the feeling that my cycle was over.

“I am honest. After the holidays, with a clear head, the feeling was the same. It wasn’t that fast. I already spoke with the club as soon as the Champions League finished.

“People don’t forget the club I’m going to, the biggest team in the world that can compete with the greatness of Real Madrid, although now it doesn’t.”

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Casmiro cut an emotional figure in his farewell press conference at Real Madrid earlier on Monday

Speaking after being warmly greeted by the home fans on Monday evening, Casemiro added: “The opportunity to start a new challenge at Manchester United and in the Premier League is extremely exciting.

“I have worked with many great managers in my career and, having met with Erik and heard his ideas, I can’t wait to work closely with him, his staff and my new team-mates in the coming years.

“I’m ending one beautiful journey in Madrid whilst starting another in Manchester as determined as ever to win football matches, win trophies and make our fans proud by bringing success to this great club.

“Everybody knows the history of Manchester United, the significance of the club around the world and what it means to its supporters. To represent United is an honour and I am ready to give everything to help the team achieve our ambitions.”

Casemiro will like what he sees so far with Man United securing a 2-1 win over their adversaries.

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