Dimitar Berbatov urges struggling 24-year-old Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount to ‘produce more’
Dimitar Berbatov, known for his technical skill and understanding of the game during his time at Manchester United, has pointed out areas where Mason Mount, a 24-year-old midfielder, needs to improve to meet the expectations set by his transfer.
Berbatov’s commentary, as reported by the Manchester Evening News, emphasizes the need for Mount to adapt better to United’s system. He remarks,
“Let’s talk about Mason Mount. We all know he needs to step up because he hasn’t played well since joining United.”
Berbatov highlights the challenges Mount faces in fitting into the team’s structure, noting that at times, Mount appears lost within the system despite his known quality. The significance of Mount’s transfer fee is also highlighted by Berbatov, who acknowledges that such a substantial investment naturally brings high expectations.
This pressure is not just about meeting performance metrics but also about handling the stress that comes with a high-profile move to a club like Manchester United. Berbatov urges Mount to concentrate and show the quality he displayed at Chelsea, implying that Mount’s success at his former club should be a benchmark for his performance at United.
From Manchester United’s perspective, Berbatov’s insights offer a blend of constructive criticism and encouragement. He doesn’t just point out the areas of concern but also acknowledges Mount’s potential and the quality he has shown in the past.
“So, he’s the player I want to see give more and produce more, because in some of the games, it looks like he doesn’t know how to fit into that system. He looks a bit lost from time to time, but we all know the quality he possesses. He was bought for big money which brings big expectations, but not only that, his stress levels will be high. At this moment, he knows he needs to produce, he knows he needs to step up and show the quality that we all know he has”
Mason Mount at his best can be the main player in a system. His game for Chelsea was almost always consistent barring the last season there. He was one of the main players in their Champions League winning run.
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The problem for Mount is that he is playing in a dysfunctional setup at United. What Erik ten Hag is doing at United is not working. The English midfielder will be hoping to get back to his best very soon. Let’s see how it goes.