Casemiro: 'I don't like playing at centre-back but I'll play anywhere to help Man United'

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Casemiro: 'I don't like playing at centre-back but I'll play anywhere to help Man United'

Casemiro has revealed he's ready to play wherever the manager asks him to play even if it means it's an unfamiliar position.

The Manchester United midfielder has been playing at centre-back lately, thanks to the never-ending injuries to their defenders.

Describing the predicament he finds himself in, Casemiro said: "I mean I’ve done it probably two or three times, in my time at Real Madrid, playing centre-half.

"But everyone knows that I am a central midfielder. It’s not a role that I like to do but, you know what, I do it with the absolute best will in the world.

"As soon as the manager asks the question: ‘Would you be able to play in that role?’

"Of course, I would. Absolutely. I do it to help the team, the manager, the clubs, the fans. That is what you do. And I do it, as I say, because I’m delighted to help out if I can."

Casemiro also acknowledged he's not been the best in the role: "Everyone knows I’m not a centre-half. I’m a holding midfielder, that is what I’ve been all my life but my philosophy is you know when you’re in a team, you do things to help that team and help your team-mates out. That’s the key.

"There are different types of leaders. You know, there are leaders who show and lead by example. I guess that’s maybe what I’ve been doing.

"Leading by example. I mentioned before that the manager asked me to fulfil that role in defence and I did it with great pleasure.

"You know there might be the odd error because I’m not a centre-half but it’s still doing your best for my team-mates.

"I know they’ve been going all out and trying really hard to help me out there on the field in this new role."

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