Former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis believes Casemiro is in a world of his own inside the dressing room at Old Trafford.
There is no denying that Casemiro has been Manchester United’s best player this season, though Marcus Rashford may have something to say about that when it comes to collecting the Player of the Year award at the end of the season.
United signed Casemiro from Real Madrid last summer and he’s been an incredible addition to Erik ten Hag’s squad. The problem United have is that he’s our only defensive midfielder and there’s no like-for-like player in the squad who can step in when needed.
Kanchelskis claims it’s a bit of a worry that his absence is felt so much and that is another indication that United lack the kind of debt they had when Kanchelskis was at the club – between 1991-1995.
The former United winger exclusively told Ladbrokes Fanzone that he wants to see United sign two of three more players like Casemiro this summer. However, the problem with that is players like Casemiro aren’t easy to find, and Rea Madrid spent big money for Aurelien Tchouameni.
Kanchelskis said: “In my opinion, Casemiro is a great signing, I think that’s obvious. His position on the pitch is so important, and he’s one of the best in the world.
“But, again, the problem comes when you look past Casemiro at the rest of the options available to the manager. You need two or three Casemiros, but there’s only one in this team.
“It’s another problem with depth; another problem I never faced when I was a United player. We had Roy Keane, Paul Ince, and Bryan Robson, and then Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt; the standard was so high, it wasn’t a problem if one of those guys was suspended for a few games, because you knew his replacement was just as good.
“I’m a little worried for United over the next few weeks, quite simply because Casemiro is so important, and there’s no one else at his level in the squad. So while I’m grateful to the guys who helped bring a player of his standard to the club, I also hope they’ll go out and get a couple more in that position in the summer.
“Man United is a big club; they need more players coming in at Casemiro’s standard, because in moments like this, where he is out for the next four games, you worry about who will be stepping in to replace him. My advice? Please buy more Casemiro’s!”
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