Raphael Varane has welcomed former Real Madrid teammate Casemiro to Manchester United.
Casemiro arrived at Old Trafford around three hours before kick-off but did not meet his new teammates before or after their 2-1 triumph against Liverpol and Varane dispelled speculation he had persuaded the Brazilian to join the club.
“Yeah, very excited,” Varane said of his reunion with Casemiro. “I know perfectly his quality. He can bring this balance to the team and his mentality. He’s a warrior, so I think he will really enjoy English football. I know him (laughs).
“I think it was a perfect night for him to meet Old Trafford because the atmosphere was absolutely amazing, and he brings a victory so it’s nice!
“I think he doesn’t need my help to make his choice. I know exactly what he feels and why he’s coming here after what he lived in Madrid.
“He needs a new challenge, I know exactly what he feels, and I know exactly why he chose this club. It’s a similar process that I had so obviously I wish him the best and I’m speaking with him a lot, but he didn’t need me to make his choice.”