Mason Mount Injury: England international returns to training

Mason Mount Injury: England international returns to training

Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount has returned to training after being ruled out due to calf injury since November 2023. The former Chelsea player who has missed 21 games for United across the competition, is ready to get his feet back on the pitch. 

Previously, United manager Erik Ten Hag estimated Mount would return after the international break which taking place this mid-month. Despite the player’s return, United are in no rush to push Mount to start the game immediately.  

Mason Mount Injury: Erik ten Hag provides an update

“Mason Mount, I think he is in a good spell now and he will return shortly,” Ten Hag said. “I think after the international break.”

United’s biggest fixture in the near future is against Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter final at Old Trafford, this Sunday. MasonMount is expected to return from injury in that game or after, when United travel to Brentfor at the end of the month. 

The 25-year old has played 12 games for United since coming with a £60 million price tag from Stamford Bridge. Mount is struggling to replicate his prime form back in the Blues days, dictating midfield and opening space for strikers upfront. 

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Manchester United’s tough games ahead

United have tough games ahead. Apart from hosting Liverpool in the FA Cup, The Red Devils are also still in a mission chasing the top four spot in order to secure the Champions League slot next season. 

Apart from Mount, Ten Hag is also expecting some players to return amid the tight schedule and competition. He said: “For next week, some players are planning to return, hopefully when the process will continue like it is now.”

Lisandro Martinez, Rasmus Hojlund, Luke Shaw, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are among the medical patients. From these names, only Hojlund whose returning date is foreseeable.

“It’s a small injury, two or three weeks. It’s a risk in high-intensity training,” said the Dutch about Hojlund. “Aaron Wan-Bissaka will take some weeks because he picked up another injury in the training [earlier last month].”

The club’s all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney has shared his thought about his former team’s chances regarding the target. Mathematically, United still have a chance to return to the Champions League. However, Rooney doesn’t see United have the capacity to live up with the expectation.

“I don’t think Manchester United will make the top four, because they almost have to win every game, and they’re very inconsistent, so I can’t see them doing that,” he said via TNT Sports. 

“It’s going to be very difficult. There were no clear-cut chances for Everton, but there are too many gaps, and it’s too easy for teams to create chances against them.”