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Romano confirms Manchester United summer signing has suffered fresh injury setback

Manchester United received a major injury boost as Mason Mount returned to light training after a calf injury
Manchester United received a major injury boost as Mason Mount returned to light training after a calf injury

Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount suffered another injury setback as club football returns after the November international break

Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount sustained an injury, causing him to miss the Premier League game against Everton. The duration of the injury remains unknown, pending the results of the tests already conducted.

The 24-year-old suffered a major injury setback earlier in the season during the second game against Tottenham Hotspur in August. The England international returned from that particular injury after the September international break, missing five games in all competitions.

United are facing an injury crisis since the start of the season, playing a significant role in their season’s struggle. The Red Devils have lost nine out of 18 games in all competitions, conceding 30 goals and scoring just 25. United manager Erik ten Hag failed to deploy the same set of players that he can rely upon for consistency.

Will Mount redisover his Chelsea levels? (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount has failed to justify wearing the iconic number 7 jersey. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

United signed Mount from Chelsea for an initial £55m with a possible £5m add-ons during the summer transfer window. Ten Hag prioritized the Englishman as the first signing of the summer as he fitted the profile required at United.

The 24-year-old has the energy to cover distance and press opponents while creating chances, two things that Ten Hag wanted. The England international has made 12 appearances for the Red Devils, contributing with just an assist.

The abysmal performance has made Mount lose the starting role in the last few games before the November international break. In fact, the Englishman has completed 90 minutes in only one match for United throughout this season.

The 24-year-old played the whole game against Newcastle United in the 3-0 Carling Cup loss at Old Trafford. The Red Devils crashed out of the tournament they won last season, Mount being the culprit for the first goal.

Famed football journalist Fabrizio Romano reported through his X account that Mount picked up an injury with tests already taken. The Italian journalist stated that the England international has a determined resolve to work hard and make an early return.

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The Red Devils have many big fixtures coming in the congested December period when games will come fast. Ten Hag need players to rotate and keep the squad match-fit and consistent as they fight for the top four. Furthermore, United will play two must-win Champions League games to avoid an early elimination from the tournament.

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