United have paid the Spanish football club, Real madrid an initial £60m, plus £10m in add-ons, while the Brazilian has signed a four-year contract with the choice of a further 12 months at Old Trafford.

Casemiro bid an emotional farewell to Real Madrid on Monday and was unveiled as a United player on the pitch ahead of their Monday Night Football match with Liverpool.

The Brazilian told the club’s official website: “I have worked with many great managers in my career and, having met with Erik and heard his ideas, I can’t wait to work closely with him, his staff and my new team-mates in the coming years.

Speaking about his new £70m man, United manager Ten Hag told Sky Sports: “He is the cement between the stones. That’s what we have looking for in the summer. We’ve found him and I am really happy.”