MANCHESTER UNITED new boy Casemiro has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as an “exceptional person” after helping him and fellow summer signing Antony settle in at Old Trafford.

Casemiro, 30, worked with Ronaldo, 37, at Real Madrid, where they won one LaLiga title and four Champions Leagues together.

Casemiro has hailed Ronaldo as one of the main factors for him settling into life at Man Utd

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Casemiro has hailed Ronaldo as one of the main factors for him settling into life at Man UtdCredit: Getty
Ronaldo also put an arm around summer signing Antony

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Ronaldo also put an arm around summer signing AntonyCredit: Getty

And the Brazil star hailed the 700 club-goal man as a “great friend” and an “exceptional person” for helped him and Antony “from the moment we arrived” following their big-money transfers from Real and Ajax respectively.

Casemiro told United’s club website: “First of all, Cris is a great friend of ours, he’s always helped us from the moment we arrived.

“He’s an exceptional person, I already knew him from Real Madrid, we’ve worked together for a long time.”

The midfielder provided the assist for Ronaldo’s 700th goal of his club career in the 2-1 win over Everton earlier this month.

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And Casemiro hopes Ronaldo continues to score goals for United.

He continued: “The more goals he scores for us the better.”

However, Ronaldo will mostly have to net after coming off the substitutes bench.

Ronaldo has just two goals across all competitions this season and has started two Premier League games.

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He was also dropped for United’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea after refusing to come on as a late substitute in the 2-0 win over Tottenham a few days prior.

His contract is up at the end of the season but an early exit from Old Trafford could be on the cards, which would grant his summer wish albeit a few months late.


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