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Comparing Casemiro’s stats to corresponding stats of United’s current midfielders

Casemiro will be among the highly paid players at Old Trafford; Photo/Daily
  • Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid’s star Casemiro for €60m plus €10m in add-ons.
  • Casemiro has won 18 trophies with Real Madrid since he joined them in 2013 from Sao Paulo.

After struggling to sign Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, Manchester United have finally landed one of the best Defensive midfielders in the market, although he is 30 years he is the type of character Man United need at this point in time, the transfer makes a lot of sense for Man United.

Casemiro, who joined Madrid from Sao Paulo in 2013, has won three La Liga titles, five Champions Leagues, a Copa del Rey, three UEFA Super Cups and three FIFA Club World Cups.

The Brazil international has also managed to establish himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.

Speaking about Casemiro, Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets in March said; “If he’s not the best, he’s definitely among the best, “You just have to watch his games, his career or the work he does on the field.

“It happens to midfielders like us, we’re not flashy and people don’t pay attention to us because at the end of the day they just take a look at goals, assists and dribbles.

Manchester United close on Casemiro with Real Madrid set to accept offer

Casemiro will be among the highly paid players at Old Trafford; Photo/Real Madrid

“Our work is not flashy but it’s important, we have to control the game. I admire Casemiro, I like all quality players and Real Madrid have many of them.”

Manchester United in a statement confirmed of signing of the Brazilian with the player expected in Manchester today for medical and other preparations such as Visa, although he will miss United’s game against rivals Liverpool on Monday night.

The 30-year-old will sign a four-year contract at Old Trafford, but how does he compare to the options currently at Erik ten Hag’s disposal?

We’ve compared Casemiro’s 2021-22 La Liga stats to the corresponding Premier League stats of United’s current central midfield options.

Bruno Fernandes – 10
Fred – 4
Christian Eriksen – 1
Scott McTominay – 1
Casemiro – 1

Bruno Fernandes – 6
Fred – 4
Christian Eriksen – 4
Casemiro – 3
Scott McTominay – 1

Minutes per goal
Bruno Fernandes – 312
Fred – 509
Christian Eriksen – 938
Scott McTominay – 2393
Casemiro – 2576

Minutes per goal or assist
Christian Eriksen – 187.6
Bruno Fernandes – 195
Fred – 254.5
Casemiro – 644
Scott McTominay – 1196.5

Chances created per 90 minutes
Christian Eriksen – 2.9
Bruno Fernandes – 2.6
Fred – 1.2
Scott McTominay – 0.9
Casemiro – 0.9

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Scott McTominay – 1.4 (77.8%)
Fred – 0.9 (56.3%)
Christian Eriksen – 0.8 (50%)
Casemiro – 0.7 (70%)
Bruno Fernandes – 0.7 (63.6%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside the penalty area)
Bruno Fernandes – 2.6 (1.1)
Christian Eriksen – 2.1 (0.5)
Casemiro – 1.5 (0.5)
Scott McTominay – 1.0 (0.4)
Fred – 0.6 (0.2)

Passes completed per 90 (passing accuracy)
Casemiro – 68.5 (86%)
Fred – 59.4 (84.1%)
Bruno Fernandes – 54.8 (78.3%)
Christian Eriksen – 52.2 (80.9%)
Scott McTominay – 46.4 (85.6%)

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Casemiro – 2.8 (68.2%)
Fred – 2.8 (52.8%)
Scott McTominay – 2.4 (66.7%)
Bruno Fernandes – 1.6 (47.1%)
Christian Eriksen – 1.2 (57%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Fred – 1.4
Casemiro – 1.3
Scott McTominay – 1.2
Christian Eriksen – 0.9
Bruno Fernandes – 0.5


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