Compete with Bruno Fernandes
For a long time, Manchester United have lacked a quality plan to rotate with Bruno Fernandes. Prior to a long-term injury, Donny Van de Beek had never proven his worth in the Red Devils shirt, while Marcel Sabitzer quickly faded after a few outstanding performances.
According to MEN, Mason Mount’s best role is “number 10”, similar to Bruno, he is capable of bringing a threat to the opponent’s goal with creative passes and finishing situations. from far away. In the Chelsea shirt, Mount is highly appreciated for his ability to penetrate the penalty area and make good use of the space between the lines to pass the ball to his teammates.
Similar to Bruno, Mount is a player with a good physical foundation and always tries to make pressing situations throughout the game. So, not only creative ability, he can completely match Bruno in terms of ‘work-rate’ on the field.
Although he often plays in a fairly high position in midfield, Mount also does his job quite well when he goes deep. Therefore, it is expected that he will not have much difficulty filling the position of Christian Eriksen in a midfield three, despite the fact that the ability of the Danish star to distribute the ball and regulate the game is still at a low level. different level than Mount.
Of course, Mount will bring different values to Eriksen, but his qualities will be especially rare when Man Utd control the game and need a player with a high ability to cause mutations. In addition, there have been many times Ten Hag arranged Bruno to play as a deep playmaker, and at that time, Mount would certainly have more space to operate.
So far, Mount has mostly played as a central midfielder, but when needed, he can still function well on the wing. Under coach Thomas Tuchel, there have been many times when the English star played as a winger on the left wing, in the typical 3-4-3 diagram of the German strategist.
With Ten Hag, a 4-3-3 formation will also give Mount a similar role at the winger position, he is still focused on the attacking front to freely express his creativity. It is not difficult to see that Man Utd has ‘real’ wingers like Jadon Sancho or Alejandro Garnacho, so a ‘reluctant’ winger like Mount will definitely bring new options for the team. Ten Hag is in this position.
But of course, this should only be an experimental option, because after all, Mount’s forte position is still midfield.
Huynh Phong | 13:19 May 26, 2023