Mason Mount has 'fallen into a black hole' since his £60m move to Manchester United and his career is in danger of petering out at Old Trafford, says Chris Sutton on Mail Sport's podcast 'It's All Kicking Off'

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By Dan Cancian For Mailonline

Published: 19:53 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 21:38 EDT, 31 October 2023

Chris Sutton believes Mason Mount has fallen 'into a achromatic hole' since joining Manchester United and has travel to symbolise nan regression of Erik 10 Hag's side.

The 24-year-old signed from Chelsea for £60million successful nan summertime but has struggled to accommodate to life astatine Old Trafford.

'Mason Mount looks for illustration he's fallen into nan biggest achromatic spread nan world's ever seen,' Sutton. 

Mount started United's first 2 Premier League games of nan play against Wolves and Tottenham, earlier missing a period done injury. 

He returned to nan starting XI for nan defeats astatine location to Crystal Palace and Galatasaray successful nan Champions League.

Mason Mount has struggled to accommodate to life nether Erik 10 Hag truthful acold this season

Chris Sutton (right) believes nan erstwhile Chelsea midfielder has 'fallen into a achromatic hole' since swapping Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford successful nan summertime for £60m

Mount started nan 2-1 triumph complete Brentford astatine Old Trafford connected October 7, but recovered himself benched for games against Copenhagen and Sheffield United, coming connected for fistful of minutes successful nan latter.

He was benched again for United's 3-0 conclusion against City successful nan Manchester derby and grounded to make an effect erstwhile he came connected astatine nan commencement of nan 2nd half. 

Ladyman agreed: 'Gary Neville made nan constituent connected Sky Sports connected Sunday that Old Trafford is becoming nan type of spot wherever bully players spell to die. 

'And Mason Mount, if he's not careful, is going to beryllium nan adjacent one.' 

In 2021-22, Mount enjoyed a breakout play pinch Chelsea, scoring 13 goals and providing 16 assists successful 53 games successful each competitions.

Significantly, he was deployed successful an attacking midfield position successful 40 of those games, contributing 12 goals and 14 assists.

So acold this season, he has occupied a much withdrawn role, pinch 10 Hag deploying him alongside nan sitting midfielder. 

On Sunday, Mount replaced Sofyan Amrabat astatine half-time, but Scott McTominay remained nan much precocious midfielder, pinch Bruno Fernandes deployed retired wide connected nan right.  

Mount had nary effect arsenic he came disconnected nan chair successful nan 2nd half against Manchester City

Ten Hag defended his determination to bring connected Mount for Sofyan Amrabat contempt disapproval from Gary Neville that nan tactical tweak made United excessively open 

Neville criticised nan switch, which near Mount playing alongside Christian Eriksen and made United excessively open, but 10 Hag defended nan move. 

‘We had to create because we were losing nan match,’ he said successful his station lucifer property conference. 

‘We couldn’t hold and pinch Mason Mount, we tin expect creativity.'

Pressure is mounting connected 10 Hag aft his squad were comprehensively outclassed successful nan derby astatine Old Trafford. 

United person mislaid half of their 10 convention matches truthful acold this play and are marooned successful eighth spot connected nan table, 11 points down convention leaders Tottenham and 8 down fourth-placed Liverpool

United person scored only 11 goals truthful acold successful nan Premier League, arsenic galore arsenic Erling Haaland has scored connected his own.

Mount is nan latest of nan 10 Hag's signings to travel nether scrutiny. 

Mount is nan latest of nan 10 Hag's signings to travel nether scrutiny


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