‘I thought he looked heavy and sluggish’ – Pundit admits he was wrong about Man United star who is man of the match every week

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Former Manchester United midfielder Nicky Butt has admitted he was wrong about Manchester United midfielder Casemiro.

Casemiro has quickly established himself as one of the most important players at Old Trafford following his £70m move from Real Madrid last summer.

“I didn’t think he took it to it that well when he started at United,” Butt told the Daily Mail.

“I thought he looked heavy and sluggish. I don’t know if he had trained well before he came. I wasn’t sure he could run at that point!

“But what he’s done since he took off after three or four games has been amazing. Man of the match every week. He’s a bit of a throwback midfielder.

“I must admit I thought he was an ageing player leaving one big club and coming to another one for money. That’s me being honest. But what he has done, he looks like a proper leader, a proper guy.

“I always look at people and think, ‘would I like to play with him?’ and he is one of them.

“Kevin de Bruyne is another. I love de Bruyne. He looks like a top guy, a top player. Same as Vincent Kompany when he was there at Man City.

“Even though you don’t like the team they play for, you would still want them in your team.”