Mason Mount has been nursing an injury, but a positive report states that he could be back as soon as the next Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion.

The England international hasn’t played a game since Manchester United lost to Tottenham Hotspur, after harbouring an injury and coming off as a substitute at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The £60m summer signing had a rough start to life in a United shirt. His first two performances were nothing short of lacklustre and it was actually quite apparent in the games after Mount‘s absence that the midfield looked a little more balanced.

Nevertheless, it’s early days still and Mount was Ten Hag’s priority as a midfielder for a reason. Positive news has surfaced stating that we could see him in action in next weekend’s fixture.

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Mason Mount could be in the squad for the Brighton fixture

The Athletic’s Simon Johnson has reported that ‘there is an outside chance he could be back in the squad for United’s Premier League match against Brighton at Old Trafford.’

However, he also states that the midfielder is actually targeting a full return for the Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, which takes place just four days later.

No matter when he’s back, it’s good to see that the English playmaker is returning to Erik ten Hag’s list of players at his disposal.

Mount is definitely going to be a valuable asset going forward. After the international break, the games will be coming thick and fast with the various cup competitions – so depth is absolutely essential.

Will Mount start to kick on for United?

Strangely enough, the injury setback may have been a good thing for Mount.

The ex-Chelsea man will have had some time to sit and reflect on his somewhat shakey start to life in Manchester. He now may be hungrier than ever before to perform.

He’s definitely a great player, as shown during his first few years at Chelsea. We really hope the tides turn when he does make a return to the first-team squad.

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