Casemiro has returned from a long-term injury which saw him out of action at Manchester United for almost three months. The former Real Madrid midfielder was presented with an award for his career achievements at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Friday evening and spoke about how much he is enjoying life in Manchester.

It’s all amazing. Since the first day, I was made to feel very welcome by the club, the players and the fans. I received so much love – on and off the pitch. It was a unique and magical experience, and I needed such an experience. I am so happy in Manchester with everything the city and the club offer me. I am happy with that and with helping the club improve and get back to the path of achievements. So yeh, I’m happy to play for Manchester United.

I’m the kind of person that focuses on short-term goals, as life is full of long-term goals. But I focus on the short-term ones. We have to go step by step and continue growing and achieving victories. Last year, we won a trophy and it’s really important to win trophies. I guess, at the beginning, you need a strong base and stability at the club, which is the most important thing, and, afterwards, you will move forward and think of bigger things. That’s why we have to be cautious and patient.