Four games into the new season, a damning Casemiro statistic becomes viral

As Manchester United struggles to get off to a rough start in the new Premier League season, Casemiro has set an unfavorable record this year.

This season, the Brazilian has started each of Man United’s first four league games.

With the Red Devils losing to Tottenham and Arsenal, he has faced criticism for his performances in the middle of the field.

Casemiro participated in both games in North London as Man United lost badly on each of their trips to the city.

Man United, though, have six points on the board, having beaten Wolves and Nottingham Forest. But they looked below par against Gary O’Neil’s side and came from two goals down to beat Steve Cooper’s team.

Casemiro received scathing assessments for his showings against Wolves and Forest, with the player registering a damning statistic from his outings so far this season.

According to WhoScored, the 31-year-old has been dribbled past (12) more than any other in the Premier League this season.

Man United’s decision to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid in 2022 has been scrutinised by Jamie Carragher, who branded the £70 million transfer as a ‘panic buy’.

He said: “The prices for [Enzo] Fernandez, Rice and Caicedo are astronomical. They are also good deals. The proof of that is the £70 million Manchester United paid last summer for Casemiro.

“The Brazilian will end up costing United more than Arsenal and Chelsea paid for Rice and Caicedo. Caicedo and Rice are examples of thinking ahead – going big now to save cash for the next six or seven years in which they will assume their role.

“I never believed Casemiro would be value for money. Not because there is any doubt that he has been a world-class player. But because he is at a stage of his career when he cannot not fully repay United’s massive fee.

“He was a panic buy when he joined a year ago, bought in the immediate aftermath of the failed pursuit of Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona; an ageing, stellar name signed for big money and on a massive salary to appease increasingly disgruntled fans, despite the fact he will need replacing with a similarly massive outlay two years on.”

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