Manchester United have been dealt a massive blow as summer transfer addition Mason Mount could be set to miss as many as eight games after picking up a hamstring injury, it has been reported.
The Red Devils have had an underwhelming start to their Premier League season, and Mount himself has struggled to find his role in his new side since making the move from Chelsea to Old Trafford over the summer.
He has been substituted in both of the Premier League games so far, and is yet to contribute a goal or an assist for his new side, leading to plenty on social media questioning why signing him was prioritized over a deeper-lying midfielder.
Now his Manchester United career has hit another setback, with the Telegraph reporting that he could be set for as long as six weeks on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury in their most recent game against Tottenham, which they lost 2-0.
They claim that Mount ‘will be out until after the international break next month’, and he could be ‘out for up to six weeks’.
Should the latter be true, he would miss up to eight games for his new side. including their first two Champions League group stage games, the Carabao Cup third round and a game against current Premier League leaders Brighton, who have made an electric start to the season.
It comes amid the backdrop of United trying to sign a new midfielder before the end of the transfer window, but struggling to make the finances work courtesy of a lack of outgoings with moves for Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay both falling through and Dean Henderson’s Nottingham Forest switch having gone cold.
The news could see McTominay re-integrated into the side ahead of a tricky run of fixtures, and casts doubt on whether or not he will remain up for sale with Ten Hag facing an early season crisis in midfield.