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Cristiano Ronaldo has made his feelings on Casemiro reunion clear amid Man Utd transfer rumours

Casemiro continues to be linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League, and Cristiano Ronaldo has already made it clear he would relish the chance to play alongside the Brazilian for a third different club.

Casemiro, 32, only joined United in a £60m move from Real Madrid in the summer of 2022 but is now being linked with a move away from Old Trafford after a dramatic loss of form.

After a solid debut season with the Red Devils, Casemiro has struggled throughout the current campaign and was strongly criticised over his performance in United’s 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher claimed that Casemiro’s time playing at the top level is up and that those around him should urge him to move elsewhere in the summer.

Carragher said on Sky Sports: “Casemiro should know tonight as an experienced player that he should only have another three games left at the top level – the next two [Premier] league games and the [FA] Cup final – then he should be thinking I need to go to the MLS or Saudi.

“I’m deadly serious – his agent, the team of people around him, they need to tell him: this has to stop.”

Man Utd midfielder Casemiro has struggled this season (Image: Getty)

Caught Offside now claim Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr have already held talks with Casemiro’s representatives, with the report claiming he ‘is open to leaving Man Utd for the right offer’.

It is claimed that Al Nassr are ‘ready to try a bid of around €40m’ and would be ‘prepared to offer the player a three-year contract’.

Should Casemiro join Al Nassr, he would link back up with his former Real Madrid and United teammate Ronaldo.

The Portuguese superstar has previously expressed his admiration for Casemiro and in particular the midfielder’s professionalism.

In an explosive interview with Piers Morgan shortly before his departure from United, Ronaldo named the Brazilian as one of only three players in Erik ten Hag’s squad who were ‘top professionals’.

“In Manchester United I can mention [Diogo] Dalot, he’s young, but very professional but I don’t doubt that he’s going to have longevity in football because he’s young, he’s smart, intelligent and he’s very professional,” said Ronaldo.

“Probably [Lisandro] Martinez, Casemiro is in his 30s, but I will say Dalot.”

Meanwhile, United manager Erik ten Hag has refused to single out Casemiro for criticism, despite his poor performances in recent weeks.

Speaking after the defeat to Palace, Ten Hag said: “As you say, you can’t put this to one player, it’s a team performance.”