Signed this season from Real MadridCasemiro quickly adapted to the Manchester United and was instrumental in campaign that took the club back to the Champions Leaguewhen finishing the English Championship in third position.
In 28 games played in this Premier League, Casemiro stole the opponent’s ball 66 times and intercepted 19 pass attempts, being the player of the Red Devils who performed the most such actions this season, according to Footstats data.
Casemiro ended this edition of the Premier League as Manchester United’s leader in tackles (66) and interceptions (19) in the competition.
He also contributed 4 goals and 3 assists.
The Brazilian defensive midfielder had more direct participation in goals (7) than Antony (6).
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The Brazilian midfielder’s influence on Manchester United’s defensive system was one of the reasons the team conceded 14 goals less compared to last season. In the 2021/22 Premier League, the Red Devils conceded 57 goals, while in the current edition, Casemiro’s team conceded 43.
As well as contributing in defence, the 31-year-old has also shown service in attack. Casemiro scored four goals, including in the derby against Chelsealast Wednesday, and provided three assists for teammates to score.
Therefore, he participated in seven of the 58 goals scored by United in the Premier League. The defensive midfielder had more participations than Antony, who scored four times and provided two assists.
Manchester’s red team faces the city’s rival next Saturday, in the final of the FA Cup. United and City classic match worth a cup, starting at 11 am (Brasília time), at Wembley stadium, in London.
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