Casemiro wants Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Manchester United.

Casemiro, Manchester United’s new recruit, hopes his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo stays at the Premier League club, despite significant rumors over the 37-year-old’s future.

Ronaldo, who re-signed with United from Juventus last season, is said to desire to leave the club after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League this season.

The Portugal attacker was left out of the starting lineup in their 2-1 Premier League win against Liverpool on Monday, but manager Erik ten Hag stated that he is still in his plans for the season.

“He understands how much I admire him. I’m hoping he remains with us because he’s a fantastic player “Casemiro said to ESPN about Ronaldo, his Real Madrid teammate.

“We’re talking about one of the greatest players in history.” He sets a lot of objectives for you, he is a winner, and he is a leader. He is quite essential to us.

“We approached each other as well because of the language.” He has assisted me with everything since my first day here. He is a huge assistance to me. I’m hoping he remains with us.”

Casemiro, a Brazilian midfielder who joined United from Real Madrid in a deal rumored to be worth up to 70 million euros ($69.80 million), might make his league debut against Southampton on Saturday.