Casemiro breaks silence on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man Utd axe as he backs former team-mate

CASEMIRO has given his total backing to Cristiano Ronaldo for the stunning outburst which finally ended his Manchester United career.

Ronaldo’s Old Trafford contract was dramatically cancelled last week, after he put the boot into United in an interview with Piers Morgan.

Brazil star Casemiro has credited Ronaldo with helping him settle at Old Trafford and believes the whole of Manchester will be ‘sad’ to see him goGetty

Casemiro is supporting ousted Old Trafford legend Cristiano Ronaldo, who he was also team-mates with at Real MadridGetty Images – Getty

Yet while it enraged his bosses to such an extent that they acted swiftly to cancel his contract, there is no such fall-out with his team-mates.

And Casemiro took a break from preparing for Brazil’s World Cup clash with Switzerland tomorrow to back his now former colleague.

He revealed: “I haven’t exchanged any messages with him, but Cristiano is a really experienced guy and knows what’s good for his career.

“Of course we’re sad, especially in Manchester, because you’re talking about one of the best players in history.

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“But Cristiano is a grown up and knows what’s best for him.

As friends we just wish him all the best in the world and football wise hope everything goes well – except when he’s playing against us.”

Midfield anchorman Casemiro has previously singled out ex-Real Madrid pal Ron for helping him and former Ajax winger Antony settle at Old Trafford.

The midfield anchorman told United’s website last month: “First of all, Cris is a great friend of ours.


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“He’s always helped us from the moment we arrived.

“He’s an exceptional person, I already knew him from Real Madrid. We’ve worked together for a long time.”

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