Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount has sustained an injury in his side’s defeat on Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur.
The club have released a statement which reveals that Mount is unavailable for United’s next game in the Premier League at the weekend against Nottingham Forest. It also mentions a potential return date for the player.
The statement reads: “Mason Mount is set to miss Saturday’s game against Nottingham Forest due to an injury picked up in last weekend’s encounter with Tottenham Hotspur. The small complaint is expected to keep Mount out until the international break next month.”
Mount’s injury has been described as a ‘small complaint’ and no further details about the nature of the injury have been provided in the club’s statement.
The statement also confirms that the Englishman will be absent until the international break next month, meaning he is also set to miss United’s fixture against Arsenal, which is scheduled to be held on September 3.
Mount has started both of United’s games in the Premier League this season and has featured alongside Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes in the midfield.
He made his debut for the Red Devils against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first gameweek of the season where his side managed to scrape through but they failed to get a result against Spurs on Saturday. The Brit came off in the 85th minute of Saturday’s fixture.
Many have criticised the midfield for their weak performances and blamed the midfield three for the team’s poor showings in the first couple of games.
Mount has been at the centre of the criticism as he has failed to hit the ground running at United. Many fans and pundits have been questioning his ability after just two games in the red and now after suffering the injury, it can be said that he has had a difficult start to life at Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old arrived in Manchester from Chelsea for a fee of £60 million and was described as manager Erik Ten Hag’s priority signing. He has already replaced Christian Eriksen in the United midfield, as expected.
He left Chelsea after spending 18 years at his boyhood club in favour of a move to United for a fresh start. It is too early to analyse the England international’s impact on his new side as of now.
It is unclear whether or not Mount will be fit enough to be a part of England’s squad for the upcoming international break, but he is likely to return to club football in United’s first game after the break against Brighton and Hove Albion.