Manchester United’s Casemiro has been chosen as Brazil’s captain for their first game since the World Cup, as they take on Morocco in a friendly tomorrow evening.

Interim boss Ramon Menezes has chosen our midfielder ahead of Thiago Silva, who captained the nation in Qatar, and Casemiro spoke of his pride during a press conference.

There are several ways of thinking. We had Thiago Silva [as captain] in the World Cup but, on my part, I feel prepared. I prepared myself for this and I am thankful for the trust. If it’s another captain, no problem because I know I am one of the leaders and I have complete freedom to speak as a captain before the group.

After six years as manager, winning the Copa America in 2019, he resigned just hours after Brazil’s defeat against Croatia in the World Cup.

Tite had a philosophy, we had to respect it, but, regardless of the title, the leaders on the field, the most experienced players, everyone has the privilege and the right to speak with others or the referee. Respect on the pitch is earned.

Alex Telles, who is currently on loan at Sevilla, and Antony are both expected to play in the game.