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Why Scott McTominay keeps playing ahead of Casemiro at Manchester United

By Harry Smith

Why Scott McTominay keeps playing ahead of Casemiro at Manchester United

Even after the signing of Casemiro two weeks ago, Scott McTominay keeps playing ahead of him

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Manchester United fans were desperate for the team to sign a world-class midfielder, and this summer, they finally got what they have been asking for after the club signed Casemiro from Real Madrid. The supporters were excited to see one of the best players in the world in action at Old Trafford, but he hasn’t really played that much.

After years of the midfield duo being conformed by Scott McTominay and Fred, everyone thought that Casemiro will immediately start ahead of both of them. However, this has not been the case. The Brazilian’s first two games with the English giants have started coming off from the bench.

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This is because Erik ten Hag believes that the 30-year-old midfielder still needs to adapt himself to his new teammates, a new country, and a new league. The Dutch manager doesn’t care that he has won everything with Real Madrid and will only start him when he feels he’s ready to complete 90 minutes.

In the meantime, the former Ajax manager has repeated the exact same starting XI for three games in a row after they got the win against Liverpool two weeks ago. In that line-up, McTominay was part of the midfield alongside the new signing Christian Eriksen. The 25-year-old Scotsman has helped the team get three consecutive wins.

The ace in the hole

Erik ten Hag doesn’t want to change a single thing from the team that has helped him achieve his first three wins as Manchester United manager. However, he might be trying to surprise his next rival Arsenal by giving Casemiro his first start against them. That way they would not be expecting a change in the line-up.


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