Casemiro is absolutely adored by the fans who come to the theater of dreams and this perception goes beyond the celebrations of the goals that Casemiro has been scoring (including two in the previous Manchester United game) it goes beyond the times he is substituted and given a standing ovation by these fans. You can see something between the lines of the crowd's reactions. It is something that can be noticed by any of us who have a minimum of experience in any football stadium. You know when the crowd is on Honeymoon with the player that every little thing there is a different noise, a different celebration in the stands, a short dribble, a pass to the side, a lightening of the move, in short, in the details Manchester fans United celebrates Casemiro and makes it clear to himself how much he is celebrated by this crowd and by this club.
And this seems a bit surreal to me because until yesterday he was winning all the titles in the world for Real Madrid, but that, on the other hand, also explains, I think that after so many titles, so much idolatry, it becomes more of the same and this arrival in Manchester United is almost a rebirth of Casemiro in terms of new passions, of feeling loved by other people, by another country. It's been very beautiful to see the beginning of a relationship that I think will go down in the history of this club and I have to admit that when the first rumors of this transfer emerged, I was part of the group that reacted thinking it was a joke. "What is Casemiro, champion of the Champions yesterday, going to do in a stagnant club like Manchester United? The recent talent graveyard". I was wrong. Casemiro proved me wrong. Even because he comes with a rare posture. One of the best players of his own position in history arrives at a club that is absolutely gigantic but that is experiencing a lack of Idols and references and he does not look at this club from top to bottom as great players have recently: Ibrahimovic, Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo. .. Casemiro runs in the same direction as the club. They row together and I think that explains a lot of the connection. Casemiro looks to rescue the team. The greatness of the club as an almost personal mission. And this is quite remarkable and this rescue is ongoing, in the beginning, but it is already underway. It is clear that he is not the only protagonist, far from it, there are several players and the coach participating in this rescue, but he is one of the protagonists. Casemiro is a guy who makes the players around him play better, Casemiro partly explains why he played Wan Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Varane, Bruno Fernandes... All these explain why and partly why everyone improved. It also explains in part why Eriksen and Martinez fit so well and so quickly into this team. Casemiro gives protection that makes others play better. So much so that Real Madrid changes with Casemiro joining the team when he returns from the port. Zidane managed to find the trio when Casemiro enters and then balances it out. So there's a Casemiro stamp on what Modric and Kroos have been in recent years. It's very clear now why Manchester United paid 70 million pounds and gave a five-year contract to a 30-year-old player. That investment is highly justifiable in a guy of Casemiro's caliber who has a transforming power.