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EPL: Ten Hag doesn’t trust, never wanted you at Old Trafford – Bent tells Man United’s £70m midfielder

 


Former England striker, Darren Bent suspects Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag never wanted to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid over the summer.

Bent feels that the Brazilian was forced on the Dutch manager, adding that Ten Hag ‘doesn’t trust’ the Manchester United new boy.

The Red devils brought in the South American for a fee around £70m from Real Madrid but the midfielder has barely featured for the Red Devils.

Casemiro, who has signed a four-year deal at Old Trafford, is yet to start a Premier League game.

Bent, a former Tottenham striker, believes that dropping Casemiro on the bench in Sunday’s Manchester derby is further proof that Ten Hag ‘doesn’t trust’ the midfielder.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent said: “When Manchester United signed Antony, if I can remember rightly, he barely trained and he was straight in the team.

“Ten Hag was like, ‘I know him, I want him, he goes straight in’. I just question whether Casemiro was someone Ten Hag truly wanted.

“You look at Casemiro’s resume and what he’s done in the game, played at the highest level, won the biggest competitions by the way and in the biggest game of Manchester United’s season so far, he doesn’t go in.

“‘I just question first of all whether he was Ten Hag’s signing. And secondly, I get it with the legs that [Scott] McTominay’s got, can get about, puts himself about, has done well in this run Manchester United have been on

“But that was a question mark when a lot of people were [talking about] Casemiro and I went, ‘Oh, Manchester United’s biggest game of the season and he’s not starting’. That made me think if Ten Hag does trust him or really wanted him.”

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