Manchester United assistant Steve McClaren is an admirer of Red Devils target Mason Mount.

A report in The Guardian last week claimed Manchester United are planning a move for the Chelsea star, with The Telegraph reporting personal terms have been agreed.

Manager Erik ten Hag has had his eye on the midfielder for years, impressed with his performances on loan at Dutch side Vitesse back in 2017.

A year later Mount would go on to make an impression on current United assistant Steve McClaren.

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Steve McClaren on Mason Mount

Steve McClaren was manager of QPR at the time, and came up against Mason Mount who was on loan at Derby County.

He told Football London in 2018: “You’ve got a team there that can win games, they’ve got quality with Mount being the focal point of that, and you saw some of his dribbles, he’s dangerous.”

Mount went on to score 11 goals that season and lead Derby to promotion, while McClaren was dismissed by QPR that April.

Now reinvigorated as an assistant to Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, McClaren is playing a valuable role helping to turn the Red Devils around.

Erik ten Hag will have his own view of Mason Mount, having kept track of his progress, and will likely find a supportive view from trusted aide McClaren.

Mount has only one year left on his contract at Chelsea, and The Athletic report he is leaning towards a move to Manchester United over any other club.

The Mail report United are plotting a £55 million move for the midfielder, with Chelsea hoping for a higher offer.

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