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Every fan is saying the same thing about Casemiro's performance after Man Utd 3-0 Nottingham Forest

Daniel Marland

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Every fan is saying the same thing about Casemiro's performance after Man Utd 3-0 Nottingham Forest

Manchester United fans are saying the same thing about Casemiro after a stunning performance in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.

Goals from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Fred were enough to seal a dominant victory for United in their return to Premier League action.

United weren't at full strength in defence due to a virus spreading through the camp. Victor Lindelof was ruled out with illness, while captain Harry Maguire was only fit enough for the bench.

It naturally caused some United fans to worry, with Luke Shaw moved to centre-back for the first time in over two years. Is there any need to worry when you've got Casemiro anchoring your midfield?

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The Brazil international was a force to be reckoned with in the middle of the park. Forest couldn't figure out how to get past him.

Casemiro won a whopping seven duels while also making five successful tackles. It allowed midfield partner Christian Eriksen to get further up the pitch and control possession.

If you think that means he didn't contribute going forward, think again. The 30-year-old also managed to make 13 passes into the final third, creating three clear-cut chances.

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One of those came in the dying embers. Casemiro intercepted a loose ball, driving through the heart of Forest's backline. He managed to find Fred, who fired past Wayne Hennessey to seal all three points.

Casemiro prior to kick-off. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Casemiro prior to kick-off. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Supporters are waxing lyrical about Casemiro, who they still can't believe actually left a Real Madrid team who had just won the Champions League for United.

One person said: "I'm honestly out of words to describe how fu**ing incredible Casemiro is..."

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Another commented: "This Casemiro monsterclass has truly moved me."

A third tweeted: "Casemiro is a worldie. He’s playing in the rain & mud like we all used to in school, except he’s in Year 11."

While someone added: "Is there a way we can clone this guy? He's unreal."

Casemiro chasing down Jesse Lingard. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Casemiro chasing down Jesse Lingard. (Image Credit: Alamy)
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Casemiro spoke fondly of Ten Hag's desire to take United back to the top earlier this season. He remarked the Dutch coach's appetite for winning is only matched by the best he's worked with.

He told Sky Sports: "After being in football for quite a while even though I'm only 30, his obsession for winning is what surprised me the most.

"I think he's got many strengths, we all know it's a process and we're growing together.

"We want to win and [Ten Hag] is obsessed with teaching us and making us better to the millimetre. That obsession with winning is something I've only seen with very few managers."

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Casemiro, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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