Gary Neville has heaped praise on Casemiro, labeling him as the best signing of the season for Manchester United.
Neville went on to claim that the Brazilian midfielder has made the team “30 per cent better” since his arrival from Real Madrid in a £70 million transfer.
Speaking during Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football end-of-season awards for the 2022/23 Premier League campaign, Neville expressed his admiration for Casemiro’s impact on the team’s success.
“I couldn’t think of a player who has had a bigger impact on their team,” Neville remarked:
“When I look at United’s season, their top-four position, Carabao Cup triumph, and FA Cup final appearance, I genuinely believe that they wouldn’t have achieved any of that without Casemiro.
He has elevated the team’s performance to a whole new level. He makes them 30 per cent better.”
On the other hand, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher found himself retracting his initial assessment of Lisandro Martinez, who had been doubted due to his smaller stature as a center-back in the Premier League.
Carragher admitted his mistake and expressed his newfound appreciation for Martinez’s contributions to Manchester United’s defensive line.
“Initially, I had my doubts about Lisandro Martinez due to his height,” Carragher admitted. “But he has proved me wrong. Every player has weaknesses, but the best players find ways to overcome them.
Martinez has done exactly that. Defensively, he has been outstanding and his ability to play out from the back has been instrumental for Manchester United.
He’s a warrior and a leader. Together with Casemiro, they have made a significant difference to the team.
So, I apologize to Lisandro Martinez, and I kindly request Manchester United fans to stop tweeting me about it!”