Leeds star applauds latest Manchester United transfer
Leeds United star Rodrigo has said Spanish point of sale COPE that Manchester United “needed” a player like Casemiro, as they lacked a midfielder at the base of their midfield. Casemiro was confirmed on Monday evening.
The 30-year-old midfielder has moved to Manchester United in an estimated £60million deal. He finally sees an established, world-class midfielder move to Old Trafford – after years of needing one.
The Real Madrid icon and 63-time Brazil international has signed a four-year contract at Old Trafford. This will see him stay at the club until he turns 34. Many have criticized the signing given his age, but Rodrigo disagrees.
Indeed, the Leeds star put aside the rivalry between the two clubs to applaud Manchester United for luring the midfielder to Old Trafford. He says Casemiro is the type of player United have been missing and will give them ‘balance’.
“United needed a player like him [Casemiro]experienced, they lacked an axis that would give them balance,” Leeds star Rodrigo said in an interview with Spanish radio station COPE this week.
Leeds ace Rodrigo: Manchester United needed a player like Casemiro
Rodrigo is right. Manchester United have needed a player like Casemiro for years. Their midfield options this season are just Scott McTominay and Fred – and Erik ten Hag has stuck to playing just one at a time.
Indeed, he partnered Christian Eriksen behind Bruno Fernandes in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Or, Eriksen and Fernandes either side of a McTominay or a Fred. Adding Casemiro into the mix instantly improves United, dramatically.
The feel-good factor, aside from the emotions towards the club owners, is starting to come back. Casemiro, a victory over Liverpool, an identity under ten Hag. It looks like United are moving in the right direction.
In other news, Ten Hag’s big-money transfer hunt means Everton’s deal for Spurs target is now stalled