Earlier this year, Casemiro insisted he was desperate to win titles with Manchester United.
'I want to win titles and important games here,' he told the club's website back in February.
'It's not easy. We know that. Especially because we're talking about the most difficult league in the world. But that's what I want to be known for.'
The Brazilian got off to the right start in that quest as he was one of the key players in Man United's team during the 2021-22 campaign, helping them to win the Carabao Cup and having an influential role in guiding Erik ten Hag's men into third place in the Premier League.
The Dutch manager admitted his new midfielder had exceeded expectations during his first term at the club, while former Liverpool star Graeme Souness claimed Casimero was the 'key to Man United's resurgence'.
He was also lauded on many occasions as the linchpin in the centre of the park that the club has been missing for many years.
All things considered, it was an excellent start to life at Old Trafford. But the 31-year-old's performances at the beginning of his second season at United have not been up to the same level.
United, too, have been below par and are currently languishing in 13th place in the Premier League after an underwhelming start to the new season.
Is it just rustiness or a lack of cohesion among the team? Or it is something more concerning?
Many have pointed to United's midfield, and Casemiro's form, as being one of their biggest issues so far this season.
Casemiro and United's midfield have both been called into question for how easy they have allowed players to run past them.
Signing for United for £70million from Real Madrid in the summer of 2022, the 31-year-old was eased into life in the English top flightRead on m.allfootballapp.com