Real Madrid star surprised Casemiro left Real Madrid for Manchester United

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Real Madrid star Toni Kroos has revealed he was surprised Brazilian midfielder Casemiro left Real Madrid for Manchester United.

Casemiro was one of six new arrivals at Old Trafford, as Antony, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia and Martin Dubravka all joined ahead of the September 1 deadline for a combined £225m.

Kroos told the Universo Valdano on Spanish TV (via the Mirror ): “I was surprised that Casemiro left. It is true that there were rumours but there are always rumours and often nothing happens.

“But when he told me he was leaving, I was sad, I started to remember all the years I spent with him and all we achieved together.”