By Max Parsons
We have seen so many world-class footballers move to new clubs and fail over the years.
Heading towards a seemingly dejected Manchester United after yet another Champions League win with Real Madrid, casemir he might have feared an equally grim fate.
Yet, the Brazilian has been a vital cog in the all-round transformation of the club’s on-pitch antics. The Red Devils are now aiming for success and have even been hailed as potential title challengers – Casemiro’s undoubtedly world-class intelligence, soundness, drive and bite were crucial elements in that breakthrough.
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Bad news for Erik ten Hag and Casemiro Manchester UnitedThe 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night instead. The midfielder’s booking at Selhurst Park means he has amassed five in the league, therefore ruling him out of the Red Devil’s mammoth encounter with table-toppers Arsenal at the weekend.
But how have the club fared so far with and without their anchor?
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Manchester United win percentage without Casemiro
Luckily for United, Casemiro was signed very early in the 2022/23 season. Prior to his arrival, the club had kicked off the Premier League season with a 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton before being beaten 4-0 by Brentford in London.
These results, however, were followed up with a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford, before which Casemiro was introduced as a United player. Coincidence? You decide.
Since then, however, the Brazilian hasn’t missed a single game, both from the start and from the bench. Thus, United’s win rate without Casemiro in their squad is a modest 33%, losing 66% of matches from which he has been absent.
Manchester United win rate under Casemiro
The Red Devils have played many more games under Casemiro on the field rather than outside it.
In the Premier League United have played 16 games with the Brazilian on the field to date, winning 11 and losing just two; in the Europa League, topped their group with Casemiro playing every match as his team won five and lost one; meanwhile, he has featured in and won every domestic cup match so far this season.
That impressive form requires ten Hag win percentages with Casemiro on his side up to 77%, with an even 11.5% divided between defeats and draws.
In terms of when the midfielder features from the start, the result remains virtually the same for United as Casemiro boasts a 74% win rate in all competitions when starting for the Old Trafford club.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Manchester United win rate with and without Casemiro.