Gary Neville has branded Mason Mount ‘pretty anonymous’ as Manchester United lost 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

United headed down to the capital in the hope of a better performance after scraping past Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Sadly, United didn’t get away with a disappointing display this time.

Pape Matar Sarr opened the scoring for Tottenham before Lisandro Martinez’s own goal rounded off a dismal day.

United again lost the midfield battle and sadly, part of that is down to the performance of new signing Mason Mount.

Gary Neville comments on Mason Mount

Mount wasn’t really in the game against Wolves on Monday and it was a similar story against Tottenham.

The big-money arrival from Chelsea did at least record two key passes, one tackle and one accurate cross this time.

Mount was brighter in the first half than in the second but United legend Gary Neville wasn’t really impressed.

Speaking on Sky Sports after Mount was substituted (19/08, 7:15pm), Neville suggested that Mount has simply ‘struggled’ in his first two competitive games for United.

Neville felt that Mount was ‘anonymous’ against Tottenham and was part of a midfield trio which was ultimately dominated by Spurs.

“He’s struggled in both of the first two games, Mason Mount,” said Neville. “He’s been pretty anonymous today, I have to say. Manchester United have been dominated in midfield by Bissouma, Sarr and Maddison,” he added.

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Mount needs time to shine at Manchester United

Nobody should be writing off Mount just yet; it’s only two games and it can take time for players to really get going in a season, never mind new signings.

Yes, Mount hasn’t offered enough just yet but he has come from a difficult situation at Chelsea and is still finding his feet.

United’s midfield balance has been a little off so far with huge gaps opening up.

Mount just needs to keep brave; brave on the ball, brave with his positioning, brave with his pressing.

The midfielder knows what it’s like to play for a big club and have major expectation levels, so he just needs to keep doing the right things for any creative midfielder and the form will come.

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