Mason Mount has endured a dream season at Manchester United, and after a summer move from Chelsea, the England midfielder now faces a new step in his search for form.
Mason Mount has been sidelined for several weeks after picking up a new injury.
The midfielder has had a dream first season at Manchester United since arriving from Chelsea for £55m in the summer. He is yet to score for Erik den Haag’s side and has just one assist in all competitions as he struggles to settle at Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old has suffered a number of injuries this season and has already missed six games for the Red Devils. As United return to action after the international break, boss Den Haag looks set to be forced to do without his star signing once again.
Mount suffered a calf problem during Sunday’s trip to Everton. The problem is likely to rule the midfielder out for several weeks, with Mount expected to miss until next month.
He will certainly miss the clash with the Toffees and has been ruled out of the trip to Galatasaray, which United must win to salvage their Champions League campaign. United then face top-four rivals Newcastle and a resurgent Chelsea.
That game on December 6 was his first against the Blues since his summer move. Instead, he is forced to wait as his availability is in doubt for games against Bournemouth, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and West Ham.
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Mount’s latest setback adds to ten Hoag’s selection headache as the United boss faces an injury crisis. Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, Amat Diallo and Tyrell Malaysia are on the injury list.
Rasmus Hojlund and Jonny Evans are doubts for the clash with Everton, while Marcus Rashford is suspended for the trip to Galatasaray. Mound’s problems are also worsening, with former United star Dimitar Berbatov called upon to finally prove his worth earlier this week.
„Let’s talk about Mason Mount. We all know he has to improve because he hasn’t played well since joining United. So he’s the player we want to give more and produce more,” Berbatov told Betfair.
„Because in some games, it seems like he doesn’t know how to fit into that system. He’s a bit lost at times, but everyone knows the quality he has. He was bought for big money. Big expectations, but not only that, but his stress is high.
„At the moment, he knows he has to produce, he knows he has to show more of the quality we all know. It didn’t work, so now is a chance to focus and stay in the game. Start showing the quality you showed at Chelsea. We need that quality to help the team.”
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