Casemiro Makes First Apology to Manchester United Fans in Lovely Gesture

Casemiro Makes First Apology to Manchester United Fans in Lovely Gesture

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
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  • Casemiro spoke on a number of things in an interview with the Manchester United website
  • The 30-year old also took the opportunity to apologise for not being familiar with the English language
  • After receiving his work permit, Casemiro could take part in the game against Southampton on August 27

Manchester United’s new signing Casemiro once again put himself in the good books of the fans without kicking a ball as he apologized in advance for not being able to speak the English language.

The Red Devils recently completed the signing of the talented Real Madrid midfielder for a fee of £60million rising to £70m, depending on performance-related add-ons.

Casemiro signed a four-year deal with the option to add a further year to the deal.

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Casemiro of Manchester United poses after signing for the club at Carrington Training Ground on August 25, 2022. Photo by Manchester United.
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In some of his first interviews as a Manchester United player, the 30-year old made some interesting sentiments, saying he was sorry he did not speak English.

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“I'm truly sorry to you and all of the United fans that I don't speak English, but I want to study, I want to learn as soon as possible so that I can learn about English culture, to learn English and speak to my friends, my team-mates, all the club staff. I want to show them I'm one of them.” He told the Manchester United website.

This is the first time Casemiro is playing for an English club, having been at Real Madrid since 2013.

Prior to his Real Madrid stint, he was in his native Brazil where he played for Sao Paolo.

How John Murtough convinced Casemiro to join Man United

In the same interview, Casemiro also revealed how Manchester United director John Murtough played a key role in his move to Old Trafford.

“Well, from the very first moment the Manchester United directors have been great with me and that's what I needed," he added.
"They showed me a lot of affection and I want to show, as soon as possible, in training and in games.

Casemiro is United’s fourth summer signing after Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez.

Latest reports suggest he has already received his work permit and will be eligible to feature for Manchester United against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, August 27.

Photos of Casemiro in Man United colors emerge

Meanwhile, Manchester United also released several stunning photos of Casemiro in Manchester United colors for the first time.

In photos shared on United’s social media pages, Casemiro wore all three United kits for this season, with fans saying he fit in them perfectly.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and