“He is like a Roy Keane” – Manchester United superstar praised by pundit after impressive performances

Former Manchester United player Terry Sheringham has compared midfielder Casemiro to club legend Roy Keane

Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur player Terry Sheringham, while speaking to TalkSport (h/t Manchester Evening News) believes that there are similarities between Casemiro and club legend Roy Keane.

Casemiro was signed from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window and has been an instrumental signing for the club and something that we have missed ever since Micheal Carrick retired.

A midfield general capable of protecting the back four as well as being a part of the attacking transition, there are simply not many words to describe the Brazilian’s impact on the club.

Roy Keane believes Brazil international Casemiro is "huge player" for Manchester United/.
Casemiro is a huge player for Manchester United. (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)

Sheringham is full of praise for the holding midfielder and compares him to United great Roy Keane, who was one of the most successful captains at the club.

“All I will say about Casemiro is I think he is like a Roy Keane that they have been missing for the last eight years. That midfield general that has that desire and understanding of the game of when to do what to make sure that his team are performing to the best of their capabilities.”

Although Casemiro was involved in a heated clash in the game against Crystal Palace and was shown a red card for the same, Keane would have been proud of the way in which he took care of his fellow teammate.

The two of them have also come to have a reputation as tough tacklers who are not afraid to stick a foot in and tread the line that separates legal from illegal on the pitch.

Match referee Andre Marriner shows a red card to Casemiro of Manchester United (not pictured) during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on February 04, 2023 in Manchester, England.
Match referee Andre Marriner shows a red card to Casemiro of Manchester United (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Brazilian is a leader on and off the pitch and after winning practically everything there is to win in club football, he still shows the desire and mentality to win every single time.

This has definitely rubbed off on other players as well and there is a sense of unity and siege mentality not seen in a long time at the club.

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Due to the red card, Casemiro will miss both the games against Leeds United and then Leicester City in the league. However, he would be available and well-rested for the crucial tie against FC Barcelona in the UEFA Europa League and the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United.