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EPL: Casemiro names great player who’s very important at Man United

Manchester United new signing, Casemiro has hinted at the player to partner him in the team’s midfield.

The Brazilian star singled out his countryman, Fred, hailing him as a ‘great player’ who is very important to him.

Casemiro joined Manchester United in a deal in the region of £59.5million from Real Madrid this week

The 30-year-old was unveiled to supporters on Monday night prior to the side’s 2-1 victory over fierce rivals Liverpool.

For Fred, the midfielder was dropped for their game against Liverpool, having faced criticisms recently following a bad start to the season.

The new Premier League midfielder was asked about his countryman, Casemiro told MUTV in his first interview after joining: “Well, before coming here I spoke to Fred.

“He’s a friend who I’ve played alongside in the national team for a good number of games and years. I know him well.

‘He’s a great player and that’s why he plays for Manchester United and for the Brazilian national team, which is difficult to get into.

“He’s a very important player at this club and I think he’ll help me a great deal as he’s Brazilian.

“I think he’ll help me a lot at the club and without doubt it’s important for me to have another Brazilian here, too.”

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