Graeme Souness, a Sky Sports pundit, was skeptical of Casemiro’s move to Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United.
The Scot believes the Brazilian midfielder is not worth the 60-70 million pound price tag Manchester United has paid.
Souness said on TalkSport that Casemiro was fortunate to be surrounded by fantastic players during his time at Real Madrid, where he won five Champions Leagues.
“He was surrounded by excellent players. He’s not a particularly good player. He was never a great player “Souness explained.
“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.”
Casemiro was in the stands for Manchester United‘s 2-1 win over Liverpool on Monday night and is expected to play against Southampton on Saturday.