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Rio Ferdinand believes Casemiro is just what Manchester United needed

By Harry Smith

Rio Ferdinand believes Casemiro is just what Manchester United needed

The former Manchester United defender thinks there are more good things about the signing than bad things

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Following the official announcement by both Manchester United and Real Madrid of Casemiro’s signing for the Red Devils, Man United and England legend, Rio Ferdinand, went on his YouTube channel and gave his opinion about his favorite’s club paying £70 million plus £10m in add-ons for a player who is 30 years old.

Ferdinand knows he is a quality player despite his age: “Everyone is asking what my view is and what I think. Do you know what? That is the kind of player Man United need. He is the type of character they need more than anything. The type of person. Is he over-priced? Yes. First and foremost, the guy is a winner, he knows how to win”.

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“He has been integral to everything positive about Real Madrid in recent years. There are no thrills with him. He ain’t a step-over merchant. He ain’t a skills-man, he ain’t somebody who wants to get the fans off their seats. He is here to do a job that means that the team are better off and the team has a chance of winning. He is first and foremost a team football player”.

The ex-footballer knows that the Red Devils needed a defensive midfielder for quite some time: “If something needs sorting out on the pitch, he is the man you want right by your side. Tactically where I think Manchester United are very, very, very loose in recent years is when there are transitions. He could be very important”.

Nothing is perfect

Despite believing that he is the kind of player and character that the team needed, Rio Ferdinand still thinks Manchester United over-paid for him: “It is currently £60m with £10m add-ons, couple that with wages and you are looking at say £100m. In a time when we don’t have the finances. 


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