Erik: Mount will be very good for us

Sunday 17 March 2024 08:00

Erik ten Hag is confident that Mason Mount can still become an important player for Manchester United, following the midfielder's injuries this season.

Mount, a summer acquisition from Chelsea, and was handed the Reds’ famous no.7 shirt upon his arrival at Old Trafford, but a series of injuries have been prevented the England international from getting a consistent run in the side thus far in 2023/24.

The Champions League winning midfielder, however, has returned to training at Carrington this week, with manager Ten Hag confirming in his pre-match press conference that his return comes at a timely hour – ahead of Liverpool’s visit in the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals.

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And, in part two of his media briefing previewing our contest with the Merseysiders, Ten Hag reiterated his belief in Mount – and sympathised with the challenges he has been posed with as a result of his injuries.

“I’m convinced he will be,” Ten Hag responded, when questioned by reporters about Mount’s motivation to become a key player for the Reds.

“He didn’t have a chance to prove this point, but he will be a very good player for Manchester United.

“It’s really unfortunate, it’s really disappointing for him but also for us when you have such a class player in your middle, and you can’t play him.”

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With 10 Premier League games remaining this term, and potentially two more in the FA Cup if United can overcome Liverpool in Sunday’s quarter-final tie, there is still plenty opportunity for Mount to force his way into United’s starting XI.

Ten Hag believes that once Mount is fit and playing, he can be a key part of our team.

“He had three injuries as we all know, so he didn’t any time get in a rhythm,” the boss added.

“But I’m sure when he is fit and he plays he will get into that rhythm and he will contribute to a successful Manchester United, I’m sure.”