'Mount will be regretting leaving Chelsea for Man Utd'

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2023 09:58 BST
  • 3 min read
Mason Mount, Chelsea
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Former Chelsea, Liverpool and Portsmouth defender Glen Johnson believes Mason Mount will be regretting his decision to join Manchester United this summer.

Mount, 24, left Chelsea after 18 years in order to sign for Man Utd, the club his father, Tony, supports.

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The Englishman has struggled since moving to Old Trafford, however, and has missed five games through injury so far this season.

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He has started the Red Devils’ past two Premier League matches, but it wasn’t enough for him to be selected in England’s senior squad during the October international break.

Instead, the following players were listed as Gareth Southgate’s chosen midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice.

James Maddison and Phil Foden were listed as forwards and also made the squad.

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Erik ten Hag hand-picked Mount as one of his key targets this summer and Man Utd spent a whopping €64.2 million on the 24-year-old, despite the fact he only had one year left on his Chelsea deal.

Since joining Man Utd, Mount has registered one assist but is yet to score in six appearances for his new club.

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What has been said?

Glen Johnson, who made 357 Premier League appearances during his playing career, was asked whether he believes Mount will be ruing his decision to join Ten Hag’s team.

He told Betfred in reply: “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.”

Chelsea are actually one point worse off than Man Utd so far this season, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won their past three games in all competitions and appear to have finally hit their stride.

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