World Cup '94 winner Mauro Silva says Casemiro has already surpassed him

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Real Madrid superstar Casemiro, according to The Telegraph.

Casemiro has won everything there is to win at the Spanish side and is now open to a new challenge, with Manchester United prepared to pay him handsomely.

The midfielder’s quality is not in doubt, and one of the Brazilian’s countrymen has already spoken out to underline just how highly he regards him.

World Cup 1994 winner Mauro Silva told UOL Esporte this year that he believes Casemiro has already surpassed him, without winning the biggest prize in international football, yet.

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Mauro Silva says Casemiro has already surpassed him

Mauro Silva was capped 59 times for Brazil and played every match of the Selecao’s World Cup winning campaign.

His spell in European club football was exclusively with Deportivo La Coruna, for who he played more than 360 times.

He was a midfielder who played a similar role to Casemiro and he is full of admiration for the Manchester United transfer target.

Silva said: “He deserves a lot. That’s what the interpretation of this role is, you can’t have the desire to play a leading role. he does on the field. He surpassed me a lot. He values ​​the position a lot with the work he does.

“I have great affection and admiration for Casemiro. Not only for football, but for the person he is. The simplicity he maintains after so many achievements.

“I see myself in him a lot. It’s impressive, when he stops there in front of me. defense, we know that nothing will happen.”

Casemiro has 63 caps for Brazil so far, and while he does not have a World Cup to his name, his achievements at club level speak for themselves.

He has five Champions League medals and three La Liga titles, and is now reportedly ready to test himself in a new league.

Later this year he will seek to follow in Mauro Silva’s footsteps by winning the World Cup, with Brazil among the favourites.

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