Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has aimed a jibe at Manchester United’s new signing Casemiro during the presentation of the Brazilian before the clash between the Red Devils and Liverpool.
Souness is of the view that the Brazilian midfielder does not command such price Manchester United paid for him and he doesn’t see the former Real Madrid midfielder as a good player but sees him as a lucky to be surrounded by great players during his time at Real Madrid where he won five Champions Leagues.
“He was playing with great players. He’s not a great player. He has never been a great player,” Souness said.
“I see him as a steady Eddie who will help United be more solid in midfield.
“I don’t think he has got a great range of passing. I don’t think he is going help other people play.
“I think he was lucky to be in that Real Madrid team. I never look forward to watching Casemiro. Benzema, definitely. The other midfield players, definitely.
“I never thought, ‘I’m really excited to watch Casemrio play today’.”
“He is 30 years old and it’s 70 million pounds. Too much money. It is Manchester United all over again,” the Liverpool legend continued.
“Manchester United will pay a premium because it is Manchester United and the Premier League and people know it’s awash with money.
“But I don’t see him making them any better when they have the ball.”
The former Real Madrid midfielder was in the stands during Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool in their Premier League match on Monday night.
Casemiro is expected to make his Premier League debut against Southampton on Saturday.