Erik ten Hag offers Mason Mount injury update amid season of struggle

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Erik ten Hag has offered the latest information on Mason Mount, who has been missing for months through injury.

Manchester United Football Club spent big bucks to bring in Mason Mount over the summer, with the Englishman viewed as someone who’d help transform a midfield that had become very hit and miss.

The Red Devils were rightly excited about what Mount would bring to the table, while during pre-season, the promise was there. He looked sharp, energetic, good on the ball and a workhorse defensively.

However, after just two games, Mount went down with an injury. He’d be out for about a month-and-a-half, come back, then pick up another problem. We have not seen him since.

The mystery behind the Mount problem leaves us more worried. The club are remaining tight-lipped about the situation, with the midfielder seemingly taking an age to return.

Well, Ten Hag has now offered the latest on a ‘frustrating’ issue, admitting that the player has been struggling with the problem since the second game of the season back in August.

Check out what Ten Hag had to say on Mount here:

“I think he is struggling from the second game of the season,” the gaffer said when asked about Mount directly, per “And then he returns for a period and picked up another injury. So, of course, that’s not great.

“Very frustrating for him and I really feel for him. So I want to be here for him. He had such expectations. I had high expectations, as I’m sure he is a very good player for us.

“First of all, what’s now important is we have to do it very secure to get him fit and secure the process, step by step. Don’t force it and then, hopefully, by the end of the season, he can stay fit and find himself in the team. At least, he can play a role in this team.”

It’s tough when you start the season on such a sour note. When you’re out for so long, it becomes nigh-on impossible to match the fitness levels of players who haven’t been on the treatment table.

The fact that there is still no date placed upon Mount’s return is also concerning. Ten Hag did specify that he thinks we will see the ex-Chelsea man again this season, though it is disappointing when a large chunk of the transfer budget was spent on the player.

Upon his return, Mount will have another body ahead of him in the first-team pecking order, with Kobbie Mainoo showcasing himself as an unreal footballer at this point in time. I do wonder whether Mount will ever be able to force his way into the side on a regular basis, but I guess that’s just the cutthroat nature of the sport.

Do you think Mason Mount has a part to play this season? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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