Neymar Jr and Tite in agreement over ‘best in the world’ Man Utd star amid World Cup heroics

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Casemiro produced heroics for Brazil on Monday night, and both a teammate and his manager have been left impressed.

Manchester United star Casemiro has drawn special praise for his efforts at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Casemiro is one of a number of United stars currently in Qatar competing for the biggest prize of them all, and he was Brazil’s hero on Monday night when he scored the winner against Switzerland. Tite’s men found it difficult to find a way through against a solid Switzerland side, but Casemiro managed the breakthrough with just over seven minutes remaining on the clock.

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The United midfielder scored a superb half volley to make all the difference, adding to the late goal he scored for the Red Devils recently, against Chelsea.

The goal means Brazil are only the third team to win both of their games so far, joining France and Portugal, who have also put together 100% records.

After the game, Casemiro was praised by teammate Neymar Jr, who watched the game with the fans having recently picked up an injury. The PSG star tweeted: “Casemiro has been the best midfielder in the world for a long time.”

After the game, Brazil boss Tite added: “As a habit, I always respect opinions. I usually don’t comment but I will allow myself to do so today. I agree!” He continued: “Casemiro manages in front of the back four and acts as the first screen. He can also shoot from mid-range distances, which makes a key difference in that position.”

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Casemiro was asked about his goal after the game, and he humbly replied: “I scored but is important to have assisted the whole team. When we win, we win together, when we lose, we lose together. It doesn’t change my mindset. This is a group, the Brazil national team as players, we must play as a group. That is most important to get the title.”

Brazil close out their group stage campaign when they take on Cameroon on Friday.

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