Erik ten Hag has hailed the ‘winning attitude’ that Casemiro and Raphael Varane have brought to Manchester United.
The pair were once again instrumental as Manchester United lifted the 2022/23 Carabao Cup, with Casemiro opening the scoring in the eventual 2-0 win.
Discussing the influence veteran players like Casemiro, Raphael Varane and David de Gea have on his team with Sky Sports, Ten Hag said: “Varane, Casemiro, De Gea, they know how to win trophies.
“You need players like that on the pitch to point the team, to coach the team, to organise the team. Not only from a tactical perspective but from a mental perspective as well. It’s so important. The winning attitude is what they bring into the dressing room and bring it into the team.”
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When told that players during interviews have said that they’re already thinking about winning more trophies, Ten Hag replied:
“Yeah but first you have to win the first one, and that is what we did today. I think you get a lot of inspiration from this and also more confidence that we can do it [win more trophies].
“I think we are still at the start [of a project to] restore Man Utd to where they belong and that is to win trophies. This is the first one.
“They are a good and connected with each other and they also challenge each other as well. That is a good dressing room. In difficult moments they help each other too and that’s great to see.
“The staff have done a great job with the players. The staff and players are together.”