Erik ten Hag reveals what Casemiro told him before he joined Manchester United

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has revealed what Brazilian midfielder Casemiro told him before he completed his £70million move from Real Madrid to Manchester United.

“He told me when we had the first talk he needs a new challenge,” Ten Hag said, “because with Real Madrid he won everything.

“He was a big part of Real Madrid, still they don’t want him to go but he had the feeling I have to go to another club, to another league to prove myself and that shows his hunger, I really like that.

“I think from the first day on he is coming with that attitude to every training, to every match and he proves it. I really like it and he will be more and more important to our team.

“I said it the other day, he is the cement between the stones in and out of possession. You see him growing from game to game and with that, our team is growing.

“We are really happy with that process but we have to keep that process going, because we are not satisfied, good is not good enough, we have to do better, so tomorrow we have another challenge and another test to do better.”