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Erik ten Hag and Man United board clash over Mason Mount disagreement



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Mason Mount has not started any of the last three games for Manchester United as Erik ten Hag has opted for Scott McTominay ahead of the £60 million summer signing.

Mount, 24, was one of Ten Hag’s major additions in the summer and has been one of few impressive players this season.

However, following McTominay’s heroics off the bench in the 2-1 win over Brentford, when he scored both goals for United in additional time, he has been chosen ahead of the Englishman.

The decision, though, has been criticised due to the Scotsmans’ overall impact across an entire game and the fact that Mount was brought in as a key signing for the manager.

Interestingly, Mount also only played the last minutes against Sheffield United and did not appear against Copenhagen. His only substantial involvement came in the Manchester derby but he replaced the only holding midfielder on the pitch in Sofyan Amrabat.

One clear reason that Ten Hag could be opting for this decision is due to the goal threat that McTominay has over Mount. The academy graduate has shown his abilities in the final third for his country on countless occasions and has also done so in recent fixtures at Old Trafford.

Yet, it has been reported by The United Stand that, at board level, it is thought that Mount should be getting more game-time due to wearing the club’s iconic no.7 shirt.

It was added that his lack of game time is ‘not good business’ and it is thought that him starting on the bench, with the star number not in regular use, could have financial implications.

These reasonings seem typical from the United board, however, there are genuine concerns over Mount’s role in the squad despite his impressive performances so far.

Despite his recent lack of involvement, the aforementioned report also mentioned that there has been no fallout between Mount and Erik ten Hag. The midfielder is also still really positive around the Carrington training complex.

With a Carabao Cup clash coming up against Newcastle on Wednesday evening, it is expected that Mount will return to the lineup in order to battle for a place in the team against Fulham on the weekend.