Manchester United’s newest signing has commented on Declan Rice’s farewell from West Ham, with the midfielder completing his British record move to Arsenal.

Mason Mount, who recently completed his move to Old Trafford, is close friends with Rice, with both having come through Chelsea’s academy, the 24-year-old was spotted commenting on Rice’s Instagram post with the words ‘Special journey, special player’.

Mason Mount comments on Declan Rice’s emotional goodbye statement.

United were previously linked with Rice

The Mail linked United with Declan Rice a few weeks back, with a player plus cash swap deal being mooted with Anthony Elanga, Scott Mctominay, and Harry Maguire just some of the names floated to be included in United’s alleged bid for Rice.

Although nothing ever materialised with United, there was certainly some kind of interest in the midfielder. A combination in the middle of the park that includes Rice, Mount, and Bruno Fernandes would have certainly been an exciting one.

As Rice and Mount are good friends, their chemistry off the pitch has meant their chemistry on the pitch was there for all to see. Mount is close with a number of England players, including Rice, with United left-back Luke Shaw also believed to be a close friend of the pair, which fuelled rumours of Rice’s future.

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Mount spotted arriving into Carrington with Luke Shaw

The close friendship that Mount and Shaw have was there for all to see at Carrington today as the bulk of the United first-team squad returned for pre-season as the build-up towards the new season continues.

Marcus Rashford, Fred, Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro are among a number of internationals who returned following their extended holiday following June’s international games.

Mount, who had a promising debut against Leeds United, has seemingly already struck up a friendship with the United left-back.

This only bodes well for the season ahead with United needing a close core of players to be able to keep pace with Arsenal and Manchester City as the race for the title promises to be a tense one.

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