Manchester United have announced the signing of Mason Mount on a five-year deal this morning, following his move from Chelsea.

The 24-year-old midfielder completed his medical on Monday after the two English sides agreed a £55million transfer for the midfielder last Thursday.

The 36 cap England international has been Chelsea’s Player of the Year twice. He made 279 appearances for his former club, scoring 58 goals and assisting 53 in the process.

The signing represents a real coup for Manchester United, as he was on Erik ten Hag‘s list of top targets.

Mount reacts to his move

Mason Mount has reacted to his move being completion, giving an interview to the Manchester United Official website.

The Englishman revealed his excitement to be joining United and praised the team’s strength.

“Manchester United will provide an exciting new challenge for the next phase of my career.”

He continued to praise his new teammates, “Having competed against them, I know just how strong a squad it is that I’m joining, and I can’t wait to be part of this group’s drive to win major trophies.”

Manchester United UNveil New Signing Mason Mount
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The Champions League winner also took the chance to applaud the progress that has been made under ten Hag. He discussed his excitement to work under the Dutchman.

“Everyone can see that the club has made big steps forward under Erik ten Hag.

“Having met with the manager and discussed his plans, I couldn’t be more excited for the seasons ahead, and am ready for the hard work expected here.”

Finally, Mount revealed his ambitions for his time at the club, which includes Silverware.

“I am hugely ambitious; I know how amazing it feels to win major trophies and what it takes to do it. I’ll be giving everything to experience that again at Manchester United.”

With the first signing of the window down, Mount will be on that pre-season tour to America.