It is expected that Manchester United will experience a busy transfer window in the upcoming summer, with coach Erik Ten Hag planning to recruit a series of quality recruits. Besides the top priority is a top-class central striker, obviously, there are still a series of other positions being considered by the Dutch strategist to upgrade.
Typically the midfield, except for the trio of Christian Eriksen – Casemiro – Bruno Fernandes, it is clear that Man United is still lacking a really classy central midfielder. At this time, the Red Devils are suddenly considered a bright candidate for the race to sign Mason Mount, in case the English midfielder does not reach an extension agreement with Chelsea. And it is expected that the prospect of Mount landing at Old Trafford will be bad news for four Man Utd players.
The first is the case of Scott McTominay, who has not had the opportunity to play regularly this season. Despite being rated as a top shuttle midfielder in the Premier League, it seems that McTominay does not really fit what Ten Hag requires in a central midfielder. This season, he has only made 14 starts in all competitions, and Mount’s presence will certainly make this number drop significantly.
Similar is Fred, who still regularly participates in Man Utd’s matches recently. However, in the last 13 matches, only once has the Brazilian midfielder appeared in the starting line-up of the Red Devils. Instead, there were many matches that saw Fred being thrown on the field from the bench and playing for… a few minutes. So perhaps Fred should not even think about competing for the main kick if Mount really arrives at Old Trafford.
Donny Van de Beek will certainly also be negatively affected by the arrival of the English midfielder. This season, De Beek has had a lot of trouble finding playing opportunities before he got injured, and if he has to face more competition from Mount, maybe De Beek should also consider. about leaving Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. At the age of 26, the Dutch midfielder really doesn’t have much time to waste.
And finally the case of Christian Eriksen, who has been playing a particularly important role in the midfield of Man Utd. However, it is not difficult to see that Eriksen has not returned to his best form since returning from injury, and if the situation continues next season, his position will certainly be threatened by Mount. It is expected that Man Utd will have to spend more than £ 50 million to recruit Mount, and obviously, they will not be generous enough to put this midfielder on the bench.
Huynh Phong | 21:14 05/25/2023