Erik ten Hag ‘convinced’ Mason Mount will become a key player for Man United

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Erik ten Hag firmly believes Mason Mount will show his qualities for Man United, with the Dutch gaffer convinced the Englishman will prove his worth after injury.

Manchester United made a couple of rather large transfer splashes over the summer. Rasmus Hojlund joined from Atalanta, while Erik ten Hag decided to bring in Mason Mount, in order to add some extra quality into midfield.

The England international had a poor last season at Chelsea, with injuries scuppering playing time. Sadly, a similar story has unfolded here at Old Trafford. Mount has dealt with three semi-serious injuries. All of which have severely hampered his debut campaign at the Theatre of Dreams.

Well, Mount was pictured back in training earlier this week, with the ex-Chelsea man set to be included in the match day squad against Liverpool today.

Ahead of that game, the fans are (rightly) asking questions about Mount. After all, he cost huge money and we’re yet to see any meaningful action from the 24-year-old.

However, United boss Ten Hag remains ‘convinced’ the United star will become a key player for the club, after an unfortunate start to his Reds career.

Check out what the boss said in full here:

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

“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.”

I actually really believe in Mount. Assuming he can stay fit. He’s got the perfect skill set for this Ten Hag system, hence, I was delighted when this deal was agreed.

It’s just unfortunate that we haven’t seen anything close to Mount’s best football at this stage. The stop-start beginning to his Reds career has started to raise questions, though I don’t doubt that with an injury-free period, we’ll start to see what he’s capable of.

Sadly, I now don’t think Mount will be at his best until next season. He’s just missed way too much football at this stage and there’s not enough time left in the campaign for him to get to 100% peak fitness, considering he’s so far behind in that regard.

Do you think Mason Mount will become a key player for Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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