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Rivaldo names Casemiro impact at Manchester United that ‘no one saw coming’

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Brazil legend Rivaldo thinks Casemiro has become ‘the boss’ of Manchester United’s midfield this season. Casemiro signed for United on a four-year contract with the option of an additional year for an initial fee of £60million in August and he’s one of the first names on the team sheet, despite Scott McTominay initially keeping him out of the side at the beginning of the season. The 30-year-old is an integral part of Erik ten Hag’s rebuild and he’s started in 10 consecutive games in the Premier League. ALSO READ: United might have disadvantage against rivals in Champions League race Casemiro scored his first goal for the club against Chelsea in October before scoring his second against Bournemouth on Tuesday, which is something that Rivaldo has been impressed by, as the legend recently lauded his box-to-box quality. Rivaldo told Betfair that although Casemiro needed time to adapt to the Premier League, he’s now right at home in the heart of United’s midfield. “Casemiro showed his ambition as a player by moving from a safety position at Real Madrid to embracing a tough challenge at a Manchester United team in a current title crisis,” Rivald said. “But he needed a few weeks to adapt to the Premier League and now he is the boss of the United midfield, helping his defence in becoming not so vulnerable and at the same time still having the guts to go forward and score some goals. “He is definitely a great player with tonnes of quality and personality and the United team is clearly improving since his arrival. They are closing in on third place and dreaming about an eventual title fight that no one saw coming a few months ago.” Casemiro won United’s Player of the Month award in October and he’s currently in contention for December’s award. READ MORE: Ten Hag gives verdict on title challenge United issue Donny van de Beek injury update United vs Bournemouth highlights and reaction United have got their biggest decision right after getting it wrong The latest United news Story SavedYou can find this story in  My Bookmarks.Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right.

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