Gary Neville is backing Mason Mount to line up out wide when Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
United beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 on Monday night but it was far, far, far from convincing.
Wolves went close on numerous occasions whilst United looked disjointed and dodged a late penalty shout as Andre Onana clattered into Sasa Kalajdzic.
Starting the season with a victory should be a joyous moment but Raphael Varane’s winner almost felt like papering over the crack.
This wasn’t exactly a performance to inspire fans into thinking United can challenge for the Premier League title this season.
It’s a trip to North London for United this weekend though as Erik ten Hag takes his side to face Tottenham Hotspur, no doubt hoping for better.
Gary Neville comments on Mason Mount position
Former United defender Gary Neville is already looking ahead to the clash with Tottenham and highlighted Monday’s worrying midfield display.
Ten Hag went with Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes and summer signing Mason Mount in midfield but Wolves cut through the middle of the park far too easily.
Neville has now taken to Twitter to suggest that Mount may already need to change position just one competitive game into his United career.
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Neville thinks that Mount will actually play as a left winger against Tottenham, paving the way for Scott McTominay to join Casemiro in midfield.
Neville believes ’something has to change’ after Monday’s performance and simply can’t see how Ten Hag can start Alejandro Garncho on the left flank this weekend.
Mount’s brother responds to early criticism
Mount has been receiving some rather unfair criticism.
TalkSPORT posted stats highlighting Mount’s quiet night against Wolves but his brother Lewis has come to his defence.
Mount’s brother posted on Instagram that TalkSPORT should be ashamed of ‘adding fuel to the fire’ in terms of the stick Mount receives.
Lewis added that Mason has already enjoyed a very successful career and is a great human being, slating the TalkSPORT reporters for piling on him.
It’s early days for Mount at United and we are certainly backing him to make a big impact for Ten Hag this season – whether it’s in midfield or out wide.