Goodbye in sight? Casemiro’s unsustainable situation at Manchester United

The strong criticism received, including some from his coach, and his poor level give rise to thinking that the departure of the Brazilian star will be a fact this summer.
by
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2024-05-14 15:18:10

When Carlos Casemiro left Real Madrid to join Manchester United, the arrival of the Brazilian pivot aimed to mark an era at Old Trafford.

The English club bet a million on the veteran pivot to add leadership and a winning mentality to the sleeping giant that is Manchester United, but a little less than two years after his arrival on British soil, the midfielder’s performance has plummeted and the Criticism for its performance has been fierce.

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Casemiro, from star to discard

In the summer of 2022, Manchester United bet 70 million euros on the five-time UEFA Champions League champion with Real Madrid, with the intention of making him their star signing and the leader of a project that would fight to return to the top. high.

However, things have not gone as planned, neither for Manchester United nor for Casemiro himself. The 32-year-old midfielder went from being a respected footballer, of a very high level and key in his club and in the national team to being a discard of Dorival Júnior for the 2024 Copa América, in addition to losing importance in the English team’s scheme and the respect of the Manchester United fans.

Fans, managers, his own coach and club legends have directed their criticism at a lethargic, atypical Casemiro, totally disconnected from his winning and leadership mentality.

Football depression? Lack of confidence in the project? Or is there something else we don’t know? The only certainty is that this situation is beginning to be more than unsustainable and his departure is not ruled out this summer.

Saudi Arabia does not lose track of Casemiro

According to Fabrizio Romano, the issue of a possible summer departure for Carlos Casemiro is not ruled out by the new Manchester United board.

Since the arrival of INEOS to the offices of Old Trafford, it has been rumored that the new boss of the Red Devil club would consider carrying out a total cleanup of the locker room, ruling out footballers who have a market and who are not part of the English club’s plans.

This is where the alleged interest of Saudi football in Casemiro gains momentum, since if Manchester United confirms its decision to listen to offers for the five-time Champions League champion, the exotic and millionaire Saudi football club would be the great favorite to complete his signing.

Although there are still no specific rumors about which team could sign him, it has been rumored that Al-Nassr would have the intention of achieving a Casemiro-Cristiano meeting, but I do not rule out Al-Hilal trying the same, but trying to unite to the pivot with Neymar.

What will happen to Casemiro? Only time will tell.

Remembering Zagallo

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