Manchester United have been without Casemiro for most of this season, with him being just one of the many first XI players who have been missing with injury this campaign, but the Brazilian has recently returned to fitness.

Speaking to the press ahead of this afternoon’s game against Aston Villa, Erik ten Hag has spoken about the impact Casemiro is having on youngster Kobbie Mainoo.

Casemiro is a very important player for our game. So yeh, happy he’s back and yeh, for Kobbie Mainoo he can learn a lot from it, that togetherness, that bond also. Kobbie is very coachable and Casemiro has so much experience and Kobbie will learn a lot from it. That can even accelerate his development, so yeah happy to have him and when they can play together, I think they can take benefit from each other.

Casahe takes also that responsibility. He’s taken to him, he’s talking to him. I see it in the dressing room, I see it on the pitch in the training, also in games. Of course he’s looking at his own game, but he’s trying to help and to support Kobbie Mainoo.