FOOTBALL fans are just realising a little-known fact about Manchester United star Casemiro.
Everyone knows the Brazil international is a beast in midfield after his stunning nine-year stint at Real Madrid and dazzling displays at Old Trafford this season.
There is a little well-known fact about Manchester United star CasemiroGetty
Manchester United star Casemiro is actually called Carlos Henrique CasimiroGetty
But very few are aware that the midfielder’s name is in fact NOT Casemiro.
It’s actually, Carlos Henrique Casimiro but the 30-year-old has been going by a modified version of his surname.
The Brazilian has previously addressed that issue and explained why his name is misspelled.
It all started during his youth years in Brazil when he played a fantastic game for Sao Paulo and people kept mispronouncing him.
Casemiro said: “Very few people know my name is Casimiro, because my mother’s surname is spelt with an ‘i’, not an ‘e’: Casimiro.
“When I played in Brazil, there was a game in Sao Paulo when people incorrectly named me Casemiro.
“I played very well that game and I decided that people should keep calling me Casemiro, with the ‘e’. It has not changed since.”
Casemiro joined United last summer following a £70million deal with Real.
There was initial scepticism due to his age and large transfer fee but the midfielder proved his doubters wrong very quickly.
Casemiro has been a rock in the middle of the park and has already amassed two goals and three assists in 16 Premier League appearances to help put United in the title hunt.