Manchester United’s Casemiro, reflecting on his illustrious career, acknowledges Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Lionel Messi as the paramount players of his generation. Having spent a decade at Real Madrid before his move to United last summer, Casemiro highlights the privilege of playing alongside football luminaries such as Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos, and Luka Modric.
During a loan spell at Porto in the 2014/15 season, he shared the pitch with talents like Danilo, Ricardo Quaresma, and a young Ruben Neves. With 75 caps for Brazil, Casemiro’s international journey saw him alongside Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, and Thiago Silva.
His reunion with Raphael Varane and Ronaldo at Manchester United prompted contemplation on the three greatest players of his era. In an interview with Placer magazine, Casemiro unequivocally lauded Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar.
He expressed admiration for Messi’s indelible impact, acknowledging him as a formidable rival and a player deserving of universal acclaim.
Reflecting on Ronaldo, Casemiro, grateful for the titles and victories bestowed, confessed relief at never having faced the Portuguese star on the field. Amid reports linking him to Saudi Pro League clubs, Casemiro could find himself facing Ronaldo again if he opts for a club other than Al Nassr, an outcome that adds an intriguing twist to his football journey.