Mason Mount, 24, is already being treated as a “recluse” after joining the Red Devils this summer.
In an interview with British media outlet ‘Talk Sport’ on Aug. 29 (KST), United legend Paul Parker said, “United should have used the transfer fee (£60 million-approximately KRW 100 billion) they spent on Mount to sign James Maddison.” “I’ve never been convinced by Maddison because of his frequent injuries and lack of character, but his performances this season have made him a better fit for United.”
United and Tottenham’s signings at the start of the season have been polarizing. United spent a whopping £60 million to sign Mount from Chelsea’s youth ranks. It was their first signing of the summer. The plan was to use him as a partner for Casemiro in place of Christian Eriksen, who was struggling to digest full-time, but it didn’t take long for expectations to turn to disappointment. Just two games were enough. He played just 68 minutes in the opening game against Wolverhampton and 85 minutes in the previous game against Tottenham, failing to generate any offensive points. Mount’s ‘colorless’ form has been blamed for United’s early season struggles.
He was even sidelined with an injury after only two games. According to British outlet 90MIN, Mount is expected to return after the A-match period. 먹튀검증
Since relatively recently leaving Leicester City for Tottenham, Maddison has shown his true colors. Playing the role of ‘playmaker’, he has been the conductor of the kind of football that new manager Enze Postecoglou is looking for. In particular, he has one goal and two assists in three games, averaging one offensive point per game.
Parker said: “I didn’t support the signing of Mount. He’s not the kind of player United need. United needed a player like Eriksen. That’s what Maddison does for Tottenham.” He added: “Casemiro is missing a player who can make the right pass at the right time. The ball isn’t going around. Mount is all over the place, and the fickle Bruno Fernandes is frustrated and gesturing in the air in frustration rather than chasing the ball.”