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Casemiro opens up on why he joined Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro has revealed what motivated him to complete a summer move to Old Trafford.

He called it quits on his time as a Real Madrid player during the last transfer window when he joined United in a £70 million deal.

In a recent question-and-answer session with fans of his current employers, Casemiro shed more light on his decision to join the Red Devils off the back of eight trophy-laden seasons at Santiago Bernabeu where he won every trophy available.

“Without a doubt, it was down to the great stature of Manchester because it’s a massive club with a great history,” the 30-year-old was quoted as saying by United’s official website.

“For sure, that was the big attraction for coming here – I think that the great standing this club has in the game and its great history are definitely the most important reasons to be here.

“It’s also a fresh set of goals in a brand-new league for me so that presents a really big and exciting challenge for me, and I’m working really hard to achieve them alongside my teammates.”

As expected, Casemiro has kicked off life in Manchester on a positive note and played a crucial role in United’s upturn in form just before the World Cup break.

With the Red Devils sitting fifth in the Premier League table at the moment, Casemiro will be looking to help his side continue their surge up the standings as Erik ten Hag’s men target an immediate return to the Champions League having suffered a disappointing sixth-place last season.

In the meantime, Casemiro is currently in Qatar on duty with Brazil at this year’s edition of football’s biggest tournament, where he and his international colleagues will take on South Korea in this evening’s round of 16 meeting at Stadium 974.

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