Liverpool legend Didi Hamann has hailed Manchester United new signing Casemiro as a great player, but warned he is not the solution to the Red Devils problems.
On Friday United confirmed they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for Casemiro after a fee of £70million was finalised.
Speaking to the Mirror Hamann explained that signing Casemiro will not turn Ten Hag’s squad into title contenders.
“Casemiro is a great player – you only have to look at what he has won at Madrid. But he isn’t going to United to win the league, is he?
“We’re only two games into the season and it’s already obvious that United aren’t going to be anywhere near the title race. They are years behind Liverpool and Manchester City – and they are losing ground on Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal as well.
Signing Casemiro is a small step forward – but he’s not the answer. It is going to take years and years of backing Erik ten Hag in the transfer market before United are challenging for the big trophies again.
“But that’s been obvious since [Sir Alex] Ferguson retired – and look at how many managers they have sacked in the process,” Hamann added.
After a tumultuous transfer window that has seen United miss out on top target Frenkie de Jong and with speculation still ongoing over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, the signing of Casemiro will no doubt be seen as a coup for Ten Hag’s side.
However, as the transfer for the Brazilian midfielder was not completed in time for Friday’s registration deadline, Casemiro will not feature for his new club against Liverpool on Monday.