Casemiro scored the decisive first goal in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Newcastle and the Brazil international has further cemented his place as this season’s best signing.
The five-time Champions League winner, who celebrated his 31st birthday by eliminating old rivals Barcelona from the Europa League three days ago, was rock-solid in the 90 minutes and has now picked up his first trophy in Red.
The final scoreline was 2-0 but United had a stunning chance to score another just moments before the full-time whistle was sounded, with Bruno Fernandes charging in on goal.
They've just won their first Manchester United trophy yet Case and Bruno are still arguing 😭❤️
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— utdreport (@utdreport) February 26, 2023
With Jadon Sancho available to his left, the Portuguese maestro decided not to pass and go for goal himself as he forced a save from Loris Karius.
After the game, Casemiro could be seen jokingly scolding Fernandes for his decision not to pass, with the stand-in skipper defending himself. The interaction is the latest evidence of the growing harmony in the squad.