Mason Mount snubbed Arsenal and Liverpool for Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount at Old Trafford.

Reuters/Lee Smith

Manchester United are struggling for European football for the next campaign. With Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool involved in a three-horse race for the title, there’s only one spot left to ensure Champions League football.

United have been playing second fiddle to City and Liverpool ever since Sir Alex Ferguson departed. But in recent times, even Arsenal have left them behind.

Regardless, the Red Devils are still considered a powerhouse in the transfer market and supposedly left both Liverpool and Arsenal in the rearview mirror for a player as recent as last summer.

As per MEN, Mason Mount was pursued by both Liverpool and Arsenal before United succeeded in acquiring his signature.

The Chelsea starlet turned many heads before becoming the new no.7 at the Theatre of Dreams. His breakthrough season did not amount to much though with initial uninspiring performances further marred by a lengthy injury-forced absence.

As per the report, it was Arsenal in particular who were confident of having secured Mount’s services following which the Mancunian side emerged on top. Likewise, Liverpool’s alleged interest clearly makes the whole deal far more high-profile than initially appeared to be the case.

Having said that, the English midfielder is only 25 years of age and thus has a lot of time to grow into his shirt at Old Trafford.

The recent announcement that he has returned to match fitness after a lengthy four-month rehabilitation period will be comforting to many supporters. The club was beginning to feel their injury list with Erik ten Hag’s tactical options drawn too thin.

With Mount all set to return in the days ahead, it will be crucial that he shows why the club signed him in the first place. The matchdays ahead in the Premier League are must-win and the FA Cup still remains a viable source of silverware this campaign.