England’s Rain Sports said on the 22nd (Korea time), “Do you know that Mount did not score a single goal in the 2023 Premier League (PL) game and did not record a single help?” “We need to question Manchester United’s transfer policy once again,” he said, shedding light on Mount’s sluggish performance.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was the first to sign Mount this summer. Manchester United, which was evaluated as needed to be reinforced in various positions such as center back, striker, and goalkeeper, but manager Ten Haq tried to recruit a midfielder first.
The target was Mount. Born in 1999, Mount grew up at Chelsea and made it to the Chelsea first team. Mount, who showed his potential through Vitesse and Championship (second division) Derby County in the Netherlands, began to establish himself as a mainstay when Frank Lampard was appointed to Chelsea. 토토사이트
In his first season with the PL, Mount marked a successful start with seven league goals and six assists. Mount’s greatest weapon was his versatility, sincerity, and intelligence to move between the second line and the center. In the 2021-22 season, he scored 11 goals and 10 assists in the league, starting to be recognized as a top PL playmaker.
However, Mount’s slump continued endlessly as Chelsea entered a downward trend in the 2022-23 season. There was also an injury aftermath, but his performance was unusual even before he was injured. Meanwhile, Mount’s contract renewal negotiations with Chelsea have slowed down and he has sought a transfer.
Manchester United has invested 64.2 million euros (about 91.5 billion won) to bring in Mount, who has one year left on his contract. He showed great expectations by giving him the number 7, but it seems to be flowing to the worst recruitment. He has one assist in 12 official matches since moving to Manchester United. Even that is an offensive point in the Football League Cup, which is less important. With such a sluggish performance, he couldn’t even establish himself as a main player.
Manchester United’s No. 7 curse, which began with Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, seems to continue to Mount. United may be regretting their €64.2m investment choice.
“Mount looked like a player who couldn’t co-exist with Bruno Fernandes,” the British Independent said in early November. Manchester United actually demanded the role of No. 8, but it looks like a misplaced midfielder aiming for the role of No. 10. In particular, compared to other players who moved in the summer, such as Dominique Sobosler, Declan Rice, and James Medicine, Mount’s slight influence is fatal.