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Manchester United have reportedly already set up 24-hour security for their new £70m signing Casemiro.

The Brazilian midfielder completed his move from Real Madrid on Monday, and is in line to make his debut when the Red Devils return to action against Southampton on Saturday.

United also want to make sure that he is comfortable away from the pitch, and have provided him with a high level of security as they look to find the 30-year-old a permanent place to live.

‘This transfer may have come about quite quickly but bosses at United have been working around the clock to make sure everything’s in place to help their new man settle in quickly,’ a source told The Sun.

‘He will initially stay in a hotel but the club are already helping him try to line up properties in the area.

‘The club are also making sure he has security in place from the moment he touches down in the country and for when he finds his own place.

‘A lot of foreign stars don’t appreciate the scale of the threats and risk that come from criminals targeting them off the field. United are leaving nothing to chance and making sure their new star signing gets all the protection he needs.’

The decision to offer Casemiro round-the-clock protection has been made following a number of burglaries at United players’ homes in recent months.

Tahith Chong was held at knifepoint at his home back in January, while Victor Lindelof and former United duo Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard have also previously reported break-ins.

Going even further back, there was an attempted robbery at Angel Di Maria’s home in 2015, and the Argentine playmaker subsequently revealed that this played a part in his decision to leave United after just a single season at the club.

Following the Chong incident, United claimed that they would review their security measures, and it seems they have stepped up their efforts to ensure that their new big-money signing feels safe in his new environment.

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