Beyond The Hype: Is Mason Mount Nothing More Than A Injury-Prone Poster Boy?
In the bustling landscape of Premier League football, Mason Mount finds himself under the magnifying glass at Manchester United, facing mounting pressure (pun intended) to live up to the lofty expectations placed upon him. As the spotlight intensifies, scrutiny follows, questioning his role within the team and whether he is nothing more than another Ten Hag failure.
Mason Mount, born on January 10, 1999, in Portsmouth, England, is a talented midfielder known for his versatility, technical prowess, and intelligence on the football pitch.
Coming through the ranks of Chelsea’s youth academy, Mount showcased his potential during loan spells at Vitesse in the Eredivisie and Derby County in the Championship, where he honed his skills and earned valuable first-team experience. His breakthrough into the Chelsea senior squad came under manager Frank Lampard, who recognized Mount’s talent and handed him a prominent role in midfield. Since then, Mount has become a key figure for both club and country, representing England at various youth levels before making his senior debut in 2019. Known for his vision, passing range, and ability to dictate the tempo of the game, Mount has established himself as one of the brightest prospects in English football.
But this has all changed since Mason Mount joined The Red Devils (Manchester United).
Mount has only accumulated 8 appearances for Manchester United this season with 4 of those appearances being subbed on. With over 401 minutes played; Mount is yet to find the net after 3 shots on goal with none of those being on target nor scored. Some may say that Mount has understandably not been given enough time to really get stuck in at MUFC due to a Calf injury that occurred on November 11th 2023 that still has seen him out to this day.
Mount is expected to possibly make a benched appearance on the match against Aston Villa on the 10th of Feburary 2024. This is after Mount has been seen back in training which has gotten plenty of fans excited for a possible return. But one question still remains; does Mount justify the £60,000,000m price tag that Manchester played – more importantly – the supposed £300,000k weekly wage he earns.
A Look At The Statistics
Mount has currently has 8 apperance for The Red Devils, 4 of those being benched appearances. All of these appearances add up to a combined 401 minutes of time played for Mount.
With over 3 shots – 1 of those not even being on target whilst the other two never made it into the net, Mount is struggling heavily in the attacking department.
Despite having a pass completion rate of 84.6% and 149 successful passes, Mount is also yet to get his name onto the assist leaderboard. These stats for Mount are quite shocking when compared to his 2022/2023 season back for Chelsea when you see that within 24 appearances and 1,656 minutes played – Mount had managed to score 3 goals and 2 assists.
Has Mount’s form decreased thanks to his injury?
Can Mount Make A Comeback?
With United already played 23 matches out of 38 – it’d hard to say if Mount will be able to make an impact at all this season at Manchester United with such short time left. Not only that but one would need to consider the length of this injury.
As of right now its merely rumors if Mount will be playing anytime soon after being seen in training but if Mount isn’t seen relatively soon in matches then United fans have every reason to be upset with the arrival of Mount at the club for such a heavy price tag and an incredibly high wage.
Only time can tell if the signing of Mason Mount will be worth what they Red Devils cashed in on – but can Mason Mount REALLY cope with the pressure on his platter? Taking on a footballing icon’s number (The iconic number 7 of Cristiano Ronaldo) and promising to revolutionise United’s midfield – Mount’s promises mean nothing when he’s being reckless and becoming injury prone for a new club.
Although any good Journalist looks at both sides of the story. The positives and negatives.
The positives of this? Mason can make a real comeback and come to strive for United once his Calf injury has passed and as we eventually enter the 2024/2025 season; prove the price and wage tags are worth what Erik Ten Hag is paying out for the English International midfielder.
In my personal opinion I believe Mason Mount is simply having a rough patch and once he meets the requirements to be deemed at peak fitness will comeback stronger than ever. We will be witnessing an ambitious player who wants to get out onto the pitch and play for his squad, despite what pundits and fans may think of his current 2023/2024 season.