After winning the Carabao Cup with Manchester United, Casemiro reminded teammate Bruno Fernandes of why he’s a winner.
For a United team that last season appeared to be lacking in motivation, desire, and quality, Erik ten Hag has completely changed the team’s fortunes off the field.
On it, he has benefited greatly from the signing of Casemiro last summer, a player who many questioned because they believed that at the age of 30, he was simply going to Old Trafford to collect a sizable salary without putting in much effort.
With his two blocks against Barcelona last week, the Brazilian has demonstrated that this is not the case and how much he does care.
The former Real Madrid star once more played a crucial role in United’s victory over Newcastle United at Wembley on Sunday, ending a six-year trophy drought.
Despite the VAR check indicating he was barely onside, he headed home Luke Shaw’s free-kick to score the game’s first goal.
The 31-year-old was named Man of the Match for his performance, but what he did afterward caught everyone’s attention.
In the 93rd minute, Fernandes had the opportunity to play in Jadon Sancho for a simple chance to make it 3-0, but instead he chose to take the shot himself and give Loris Karius an easy save.
In the midst of their celebration at the end of the game, Casemiro approached his teammate and chastised him for not passing when he had the chance.
One supporter summarizing the midfielder perfectly said, “That’s why he’s a winner.”.
Great guy, got paid well, acts and upholds that value. I love that mentality. That Real Madrid won so many trophies with him is no surprise,” a second person said.
The mentality of this team has changed, and I’m not even exaggerating, according to a third supporter who thinks Casemiro has completely altered United’s mindset. “.
Another person said, “Casemiro picked United lucky.”.
“Telling him he should have squared that ball to Sancho,” wrote the fifth. Imagine that—we’ve won, and they’re still criticizing our lack of skill. “.
“I adore this. Even though they had just won the Carabao Cup, Casemiro was upset with Bruno for not passing at the end. preserving high standards,” a sixth supporter tweeted.
You just know that the five-time Champions League champion won’t be satisfied by taking home the Carabao Cup.
The FA Cup, Europa League, and United’s third-place finish in the Premier League mean that, fortunately for him, he still has a chance to win three more trophies by the end of the season.
Anything currently seems possible with Casemiro on the team.