Schmeichel admits he is 'surprised' to see United signing Casemiro

Peter Schmeichel admits he’s ‘SURPRISED’ that Man United have signed £70m Casemiro… insisting Erik ten Hag would have been better off signing a proven Premier League player

  • Casemiro is expected to join Manchester United from Real Madrid for £70m
  • Peter Schmeichel has questioned the midfielder’s lack of Premier League nous
  • He would have signed ‘someone we know can play in the Premier League’ 
  • Manchester United are currently bottom of the Premier League and pointless 

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has revealed his ‘surprise’ at seeing his former club pursuing Real Madrid’s Casemiro.

United have been linked with a number of central midfielders over the summer, most notably Frenkie de Jong, and now appear to be close to bringing one in.

Casemiro is set to join the club for £70 million, pending the completion of his medical and visa application. 

Brazilian midfielder Casemiro is expected to join Manchester United for £70 million

Peter Schmeichel has doubts about the move, questioning his lack of Premier League nous

Not everyone is convinced by the 30-year-old Brazilian, though. Peter Schmeichel told BBC Sport: ‘I’m surprised that this player is being mentioned at that amount of money and on those wages, at that age, when we don’t know if he can do the job.

‘Maybe sign someone who we know can play in the Premier League for now, and then next season look at someone like Casemiro next year, who is also an exciting player to watch.’

The Red Devils have generally looked outside of the Premier League for squad improvements this summer, although they were briefly interested in Youri Tielemans and Ruben Neves.

Erik ten Hag’s United side are currently pointless and bottom of the Premier League

Assuming Casemiro does sign for United, he will face a tough task in making the team competitive again.

Erik ten Hag’s side currently sit bottom of the Premier League after two games and are yet to pick up a point. They were heavily criticised after being beaten 4-0 by Brentford last Saturday. 

United will face Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday, as both sides look to register first Premier League wins of the season.

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