Roberto Carlos reveals he'd have liked to play alongside Casemiro and Fred

Roberto Carlos has revealed he’d have liked to play alongside Manchester United duo Casemiro and Fred for Brazil.

The legendary left-back is undoubtedly one of the greatest full backs to have played the beautiful game.

Watching the attack-minded Carlos in full flow was a sight to behold, and his ability to score screamers from distance or via set-pieces, like that iconic free-kick against France, saw him become a vital part of the star-studded Real Madrid and Brazil sides.

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The 49-year-old, who was capped 127 times for the Selecao, won the World Cup, two Copa Americas and two Confederation Cups with his country.

And with Los Blancos, Carlos won 13 trophies, including three Champions Leagues and four La Liga titles.

Roberto Carlos reveals he’d have liked to play alongside Casemiro and Fred

While Carlos was very much a defender who wanted to bomb forward and contribute to his side’s attacking play, Casemiro and Fred are two defensive midfielders that often fill the space their marauding full-backs leave behind.

It is Casemiro and Fred’s defensive discipline that appeals to Carlos and he believes playing alongside the pair would have given him the licence to roam forward at will.

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When asked which current Brazilian players he would have liked to play alongside, Carlos told Football Daily: “Casemiro [and] Fred. They are players that have good [pitch] coverage and because I am very offensive they are players that would cover well for me.”

Like Carlos, former Arsenal and Brazil midfielder Gilberto Silva also explained why he would enjoy playing alongside Casmeiro and Fred.

He said: “They could run for me and help me together.”

Casemiro and Fred started Brazil’s 5-1 friendly win against Tunisia on Tuesday, but they are yet to start a Premier League game for Manchester United together.

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