Paul Scholes has heaped praise on Manchester United new signing Casemiro
Paul Scholes has heaped praise on Manchester United new signing Casemiro and said that his signing will allow other midfielders such as Scott Mctominay and Fred to be more effective going forward and has likened the signing to Roy Keane and Micheal Carrick.
Speaking to BT Sport (h/t Manchester Evening News), the former Manchester United midfielder said:
“I think they’re both better when they’re going forward. With Casemiro, having that player who plays the position brilliantly behind you or next to you is invaluable. I had Michael Carrick, Roy Keane.
It’s an insurance policy.”
Paul Scholes knows things about having world-class midfielders around, being an integral part of one of the most successful eras for Manchester United and certainly regard his former club’s latest recruit as a good one.
The issue of playing without a traditional midfielder had been left unresolved with us since Micheal Carrick retired. Scott McTominay and Fred both have been given ample minutes to hold down the position but failed to convince.
As Paul Scholes points out, both the midfielders are much better going forward than covering the back four. Fred especially was one of the most improved players in the short Ralf Rangnick era where he was deployed in a more attacking position.
This might be the season that we could actually see the best version of “McFred” who have seen continuous criticisms for their performances in the past few seasons.
The signing of Casemiro has been met with utmost positivity and hope and has covered a position which was a gaping hole in the squad.
Fabinho for Liverpool and Rodri for Manchester City have shown the impact of a holding midfielder in a well-drilled team giving a sense of composure at the back and freedom to its attacking players to play to their strengths.
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It remains to be seen whether Casemiro will have a similar impact on us but the early signs look good. He has already integrated himself very nicely into the club and looks at home.
At the same time, he will be bringing with him vast experience and a winner’s mentality, something that we have been missing for some time.