Casemiro: Brazilian Midfielder ‘Regrets’ Joining Manchester United, Reports

Casemiro: Brazilian Midfielder ‘Regrets’ Joining Manchester United, Reports

Elijah Odetokun
updated at October 23, 2023 at 11:44 AM
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  • Casemiro joined Manchester United from Real Madrid in the summer of 2022
  • He had a brilliant first season, but his second year is not going well due to a loss of form
  • There are reports from Spain that the Brazilian feels his move to England was the wrong decision

Casemiro may be seeking to find his way out of Manchester United by the end of the season after reports in Spain suggest he regrets the move to the English club.

The Brazilian midfielder is struggling in his second season after excelling in the first year following his £70m move from Real Madrid to Old Trafford in the summer of 2022.

Casemiro, Manchester United, Wolves, Molineux.
Casemiro looks on during the warm-up ahead of Manchester United's 1-0 win over Wolves. Photo by Gareth Copley.
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He transformed United's midfield and was pivotal in ending the club's six-year trophy drought last year with the Carabao Cup win over Newcastle United; he scored in the final.

Casemiro 'regrets' Man Utd move

However, per Spanish publication El Nacional, the 30-year-old is having regrets over the move and could seek a move away from the Red Devils by the end of the season.

There have been growing calls from the fans to drop him after his performances dipped and have him replaced by summer loan signing Sofyan Amrabat in defensive midfield.

As reported by Goal, Erik ten Hag substituted the Brazilian at halftime of the 2-1 win over Brentford, and when asked for a reason, he claimed that he wanted more football, suggesting that the former Madrid star isn't giving him what he wants.

As per the Guardian, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is expected to buy a 25% stake in the club, questioned the signing of the midfielder for £70 million when he visited Old Trafford in March.

All these factors could add up and spell the end of the road for his United career. He is currently out with an ankle injury suffered on international duty with Brazil.

How Casemiro became a midfielder

Sports Brief reported on how Casemiro became a midfielder despite starting his career as a forward during his youth at Sao Paulo's academy.

He played as a striker in his age group, but each time he was called up to senior age groups, he claimed to be a midfielder to increase his chances of getting in the team.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.