Manchester United’s summer move for Casemiro was one of the most seismic deals in European football.
Casemiro left reigning Champions League winners Real Madrid for a new test at Manchester United in a bid to help restore the club’s former glory.
The midfielder has made a good start at United so far, joining fellow Brazil international Antony.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has told ESPN, via Fanaticos, that he is delighted to see his international teammates heading to the Premier League.
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Thiago Silva supports Casemiro
Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva is delighted to see the influx of talent into English football, which he believes will sharpen his teammates. West Ham have also opted for Lucas Paqueta while Nottingham Forest have signed Renan Lodi.
Silva suggests the navigation may not be smooth for young players, but backs Casemiro to thrive.
He said: “They are young players, who have put themselves in this situation of having a great league to play in and being ready for the World Cup.
“Is it a risk? Yes. But if everything goes well, in the way I know they are preparing to play, it will be fine. No problem.”
Speaking on Casemiro, Silva said: “Casemiro is different. He’s a more experienced guy. He was super suited to Madrid, he won everything he could and he wanted to breathe new air.
“I have no doubt it will work. Manchester needed a guy with his skills.
Casemiro is yet to start a game for United, with Erik ten Hag making it easy and hesitant to change a winning side.
His first start will likely come in one of the next two games against Real Sociedad or Crystal Palace. And once he gets in, he’ll surely keep his place as United’s first-choice.