Ex-Man United star Louis Saha slams Mason Mount for 'shying away from responsibility' and claims he 'isn't even asking for the ball' amid the Red Devils' woeful form

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By Dominic Hogan For Mailonline

Published: 05:04 EDT, 3 November 2023 | Updated: 05:04 EDT, 3 November 2023

Mason Mount has been accused of avoiding nan shot and not taking work connected nan section for Manchester United, arsenic Erik 10 Hag's side's woeful commencement to nan season continues. 

The erstwhile Chelsea prima arrived astatine Old Trafford connected a £60million deal aft having been made a privilege target for Ten Hag, but has struggled to present connected nan value tag this term.

He is not nan only one, though, pinch United failing to put together immoderate semblance of form truthful far, and person lose their past 2 games by 3 goals to nil in beforehand of their location crowd. 

Mount had forged a sanction for himself arsenic 1 of nan champion young, English imaginative midfielders successful nan Premier League astatine nan Blues, but aft an injury-riddled past play he appears debased connected assurance and shape connected nan field. 

Former United prima Louis Saha has slammed nan summertime arrival, admitting immoderate of nan things he has seen from Mount are 'shocking'.  

Mason Mount has struggled for shape since arriving astatine Manchester United successful a summertime switch

Ex-United prima Louis Saha was captious of his caller performance, claiming he avoided responsibility

Mount has played 9 games crossed each competitions for United, providing conscionable 1 assist

'I've seen moments this play wherever Mason Mount isn't moreover asking for nan ball,; nan erstwhile French world told BettingOdds.com. 'It's very shocking for maine to spot a subordinate pinch that type of value shying distant from taking responsibility.

'He is excessively bully of a subordinate to play for illustration this, to not show a willingness to get nan shot and make a quality and it is not on.

'He has truthful overmuch quality, but astatine nan infinitesimal he doesn't look to person immoderate religion successful himself. He needs to show courageousness and committedness and I americium really unimpressed pinch Mason Mount astatine nan moment.

'He has mislaid nan keys to create harm to his opponents and to alteration games from midfield. He's going full games wherever he is hardly rubbing nan ball, it's really strange.'

Since his presence astatine nan club, Mount has only played 9 games providing 1 assist, and is yet to break his duck. 

His preamble to nan broadside has possibly disrupted nan hit of Ten Hag's much awesome broadside of past season, pinch Bruno Fernandes often sacrificed retired wide to make room for Mount successful attacking midfield.  

Against Newcastle successful midweek - a crippled that saw nan Red Devils knocked retired of nan Carabao Cup - Mount was 1 of 5 players to travel successful for disapproval from Gary Neville. 

After a foul was awarded to Newcastle, Mount and 4 team-mates were seen complaining to nan referee, only for Matt Ritchie to sneak successful and return a speedy free-kick. 

Harry Maguire and Mount (in near circle) and Casemiro, Hannibal Mejbri and Anthony Martial (right circle) were each caught disconnected defender arsenic Matt Ritchie ran successful down for a speedy free-kick

About 20 seconds later, Lewis Hall struck a volley into nan backmost of nan nett for nan Magpies

Mount was nan only United subordinate to enactment down aft full-time and applaud nan fans astatine Old Trafford

Within 20 seconds, pinch half nan outfield United players different engaged, nan visitors had scored. 

‘They’re conscionable sleeping, they’re complaining to nan referee, whinging,' said Neville connected Sky Sports. 'And whilst they’re whinging, Newcastle are winning.

'It’s a wonderful, awesome strike. Lewis Hall is simply a large talent, specified a controlled, soft volley. As soon arsenic that free-kick was fixed away, nan 5 of them were turning information and having a spell astatine nan referee whilst Newcastle were playing. It’s schoolboy stuff, for illustration under-9s.'

After nan game, though, Mount was praised by fans arsenic nan only United subordinate to stay down and applaud nan fans that had sat done their side's 3-0 conclusion astatine Old Trafford. 


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