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Ex-Chelsea defender provides salty reply to Mason Mount’s Manchester United move



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Ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson has claimed he feels that Mason Mount will be “questioning” his decision to transfer to Manchester United.

Mason Mount joined Erik ten Hag‘s Manchester United squad for an initial fee of £55 million after his boyhood club, Chelsea, pulled out of handing him a new long-term contract last season.

Mount, after an initial poor start and injury, has flourished in an attacking midfield role of late, putting in good performances in both the Premier League and Champions League after his return from the treatment table.

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After becoming a staple of Chelsea’s youth system in previous seasons, Mount’s move to Old Trafford came as a shock to many, and former Chelsea and Liverpool defender Glen Johnson for some reason believes that Mount will be re-thinking his choice.

Asked by BetFred if he feels that Mount will be regretting his transfer to Manchester United in the summer, Johnson said: “At the moment he will be. Manchester United are a very big football club, but you don’t join them in the expectation that you’re going to be part of a team that’s tenth in the Premier League.

“You only want to go there to challenge for major honours, and I know that Chelsea aren’t in a better position at this very moment, but you don’t move to Old Trafford in the expectation that you’re going to struggle.

“I don’t know why he decided to leave Chelsea, but I’m sure he’s questioning his decision at this very moment.”

Mount, of course, has expressed his delight at moving to United on a number of occasions, and recently registered his first assist for the club against Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup.

Ten Hag’s squad are struggling with both fitness and form issues, and Mount has been a bright spark in midfield and is quickly gaining recognition as a new integral part of the Dutch manager’s system.