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Cristiano Ronaldo's newest Manchester United teammate is begging the embattled star to stay at the club

Casemiro of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at National Stadium of Wales.
Casemiro and Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
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  • Casemiro wants Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Manchester United.
  • The Brazilian, who is Ronaldo's former Real Madrid teammate, agreed to join United earlier this week.
  • "I hope he stays because he's one of the best players of all time," he said. 

Manchester United's newest signing, Casemiro, has pleaded with Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at the club.

Casemiro, who played alongside Ronaldo with Real Madrid between 2013 and 2018, agreed to join United from the Spanish champion earlier this week.

Ronaldo asked to leave United earlier this summer and missed most of the club's preseason campaign. 

Asked about a reunion with Ronaldo at Old Trafford during an emotional farewell to his Madrid teammates on Monday, Casemiro told reporters: "I haven't spoken to Cristiano, I hope he stays because he's one of the best players of all time."

The 30-year-old Brazilian midfielder added that he wants to help United, which is currently 19th in the English Premier League, "win the league."

"Everything I did here, I want to do there too," he said. "I am going through one of the best moments of my career. I feel I'm really fit, mentally I feel great, and I feel like it's a great moment to take this decision."

Last week, Ronaldo addressed the uncertainty surrounding his Manchester United future by way of a cryptic comment on Instagram.

Commenting on a post linking him with a move to Real Madrid, the 37-year-old said he would reveal the "truth" in an unspecified interview in the coming weeks.

"The media is telling lies," he wrote. "I have a notebook and in the last few months of the 100 news [stories] I made, only five were right.

"Imagine how it is. Stick with that tip."

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