‘He’s our guard dog’: Anthony praises fellow Manchester United and Brazil star Casemiro and claims the Red Devils thrive on his ‘serious’ and ‘serious’ style in defensive midfield
- Casemiro is Manchester United’s “guard dog” in midfield according to Anthony
- The former Real Madrid star helped his team go five unbeaten matches
- Anthony insisted Casemiro is a “serious” and “nonsense” type of defensive midfield
- Casemiro scored the equalizer for United in the 94th minute in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea
Anthony praised Casemiro and described the defensive midfielder as Manchester United’s “guard dog”.
The former Real Madrid star, who like Anthony joined Eric ten Hag’s side in August, joined the squad after the 6-3 defeat against Manchester City and has since started his last five games with the Red Devils.
Since its introduction, Manchester United have gone five unbeaten matches and scored three clean sheets against Tottenham, Omonoya and Newcastle.
Anthony (right) described his teammate Casemiro (centre) as Manchester United’s “guard dog”.
The Brazilian admitted that his compatriot was the “serious” and “serious” type of dressing room
Casemiro also scored the decisive equalizer in the 94th minute during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Anthony insisted that his fellow Brazilian had improved the Red Devils defensively and gave their attacking players more freedom to advance.
Despite Casemiro yelling enthusiastically at the fans after scoring his last goal against Chelsea, the winger hinted that the celebration was far from the midfielder’s personality.
“Casimiro is the most serious type,” Anthony said during an interview on the club’s website.
The midfielder shouted fervently to the fans after scoring his late goal against Chelsea
I always say he’s the guard dog in the middle. He’s a no-nonsense guy, and a more serious type. I think he will leave the goal celebrations to us, the attacking players.
After Sheriff’s trip to Old Trafford in the middle of the week, sixth-placed Manchester United head to West Ham on Sunday with a postponed match against Tottenham and Newcastle for third and fourth, respectively.
A victory could lift Tin Hag’s side to nearly four points from league leaders Arsenal, should Arsenal falter against Nottingham Forest as Liverpool did last weekend.