Man Utd hero Scholes: Casemiro passing surprised me

Manchester United Treble winner Paul Scholes admits Casemiro surprised him in last night’s Europa League win at Sheriff Tiraspol.

Casemiro, a £70m summer signing from Real Madrid, was introduced at half-time for Scott McTominay as United recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Scholes said he believed Casemiro to be more of a “[ball] winner” having watched him play alongside technical maestros Toni Kroos and Luka Modric for a number of seasons and was left pleasantly surprised by his impressive range of passing – despite the 30-year-old’s impressive haul of trophies.

He said: “He surprised me a little bit with his forward passing, his range of passing.

“I thought he was more of a winner, getting the ball back in midfield. It was Kroos and Modric last year; he has more to his game and showed more of a range to his game.”