Manchester United midfielder Casemiro has been named in FIFPRO’s World XI based on his performances between August 2021 and December 2022.
The Brazilian had an extraordinary career with Real Madrid. He was pivotal to their La Liga and Champions League success last season before he made his move to Old Trafford.
Casemiro started off as a regular substitute for United but over the past few months, he has been truly world-class from the defensive midfield role.
The 30-year-old has been brilliant with his tackling and ability to win duels, but he has also been a creative presence with 10 goal contributions.
This includes the opening goal in the Carabao Cup final. Hence, it is unsurprising that the Brazilian star was voted by his peers to make the World 11.
Man Utd need more world-class stars like Casemiro
Casemiro signed for the Red Devils shortly after the 4-0 thumping at the hands of Brentford. Despite the result, he had no second thoughts of joining the club.
The Brazilian was determined to succeed at Old Trafford and he has made a big difference over the season with his excellent defensive resolve from midfield.
The €50 million-rated star has been willing to drop deep to help out his defenders. We have seen several key blocks and clearances from him in the box this season.
However, he has not been one-dimensional with his playing style. Casemiro has also made key passes in the final third and has become a genuine set-piece scoring threat.
United need world-class players with a similar attitude. With the club on the right track under manager Erik ten Hag, we should see more signings of the same calibre.
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