Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is open to deploying Mason Mount on the right-wing
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is open to the idea of deploying Mason Mount in the right wing.
United are playing Burnley this Saturday in a Premier League clash at Turf Moor. Mount is in contention to make his return after a long injury lay-off as he resumed training during the week.
Ten Hag prefers to play Mount in a deep midfield role to utilize his energy and playmaking skills there. The midfielder used to play mainly in an attacking role for his former club, Chelsea.
In the press conference via the club’s official site before the Burnley clash, the United manager mentioned that they have discussed the possibility of Mount playing on the right wing. He said:
“We have options on the right and we will see how we fill it in. We have the options but also, they have to be available and then you have to get the routines in. But the principles and rules – they are clear.”
The Red Devils are severely short on the right-wing option right now. Facundo Pellistri played in the position during the Champions League Group A opener against Bayern Munich.
The 21-year-old Uruguayan gave a promising performance but it is possible that the United manager would want a more experienced player there. Anthony Martial, another option, has performed poorly whenever the team has called upon him.
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Ten Hag faces significant pressure as United grapples with issues both on and off the pitch. The Red Devils are currently lying 13th in the Premier League with three losses in five games. We’re hoping that the return of Mount to the first team can give Ten Hag some much-needed ammunition to turn United’s fortune around.