The emergence of Mainoo has been a bright spot for the Red Devils’ difficult season. Despite battling injuries and a lack of form, Mainoo has gained support and has become a part of Ten Hag’s preferred midfield.
He is set to play alongside Casemiro for the rest of the season, forming a promising partnership. Ten Hag has expressed his satisfaction with this combination, praising the impact of Casemiro on Mainoo’s development.
Casemiro’s presence brings composure and stability to the team, and his experience is seen as valuable for Mainoo’s growth. However, despite the positive assessment, Casemiro is reportedly among the players that Manchester United is willing to offload in a summer overhaul.
The club plans to reduce its wage bill by letting go of high-earning players, including Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial. In addition, there is interest in Casemiro from Saudi Arabia, which could lead to his departure if a suitable offer is made.
Despite this, Ten Hag’s praise for Casemiro’s impact on Mainoo’s development suggests that it might be premature to offload him. Mainoo, considered the future of United’s midfield, will be entrusted to continue his rise to stardom even in Casemiro’s potential absence.