Ten Hag greets Mount and his message is clear
Manchester United’s first signing of the summer, Mason Mount, has met with Erik ten Hag following the official announcement of his transfer from Chelsea.
It was confirmed on Wednesday morning that the 24-year-old England international has signed a contract running until June 2028, with the option of a further year.
Another exciting announcement followed shortly afterwards, revealing that Mount will wear the club’s iconic no.7 shirt.
Our cameras spent the day with Mason and fans will be able to watch a behind-the-scenes video across our app, website and MUTV later this week.
In the afternoon, our signing met up with his new manager inside the Jimmy Murphy Centre to pose for pictures that will delight supporters all around the world.
Take a look below…
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The glee was mutual when Erik ten Hag greeted his new signing, Mason Mount, on the midfielder's first day as a Red...
Ten Hag has returned to Carrington early in preparation for our pre-season training camp that will begin on Thursday with the squad’s non-international players.
Of course, the manager also wanted to greet Mount personally and, as you can see in the video below, he had a few short words of motivation for our new no.7.
After posing for signing pictures and while embracing Mason, Erik told his new recruit with a smile: “I want you to be a very important player for this team.”
Clearly eager to get to work, Mount jokes about getting his boots and running out onto the training pitch – but he has to wait for the time being.
Make sure you return to the United App and website on Thursday for more exclusive content, including Mason’s interview and the players’ return.
In our signing announcement, Mount looked forward to an exciting future as a Red.
“It’s never easy leaving the club where you grew up, but Manchester United will provide an exciting new challenge for the next phase of my career,” he said. “Having competed against them, I know just how strong a squad it is that I’m joining, and I can’t wait to be part of this group’s drive to win major trophies.
“Everyone can see that the club has made big steps forward under Erik ten Hag. Having met with the manager and discussed his plans, I couldn’t be more excited for the seasons ahead, and I am ready for the hard work expected here.
“I am hugely ambitious; I know how amazing it feels to win major trophies and what it takes to do it. I will be giving everything to experience that again at Manchester United.”