Mason Mount Returns to Manchester United Training After Lengthy Injury Layoff

Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount has made a significant step towards his return to action, resuming training after a four-month absence due to a calf injury.

Mount, who joined United from Chelsea for £60 million ($76 million) ahead of the current season, has been limited to just 12 appearances across all competitions due to his prolonged spell on the sidelines.

The 25-year-old’s last outing came as a substitute in United’s 1-0 victory against Luton Town in November, with his injury subsequently sidelining him from competitive action.

During his limited game time, Mount struggled to make a notable impact, leading to criticism from some quarters branding him a disappointment. However, United confirmed his return to training, highlighting his positive attitude throughout the rehabilitation process.

Mount’s comeback follows encouraging remarks from manager Erik ten Hag, who hinted at the midfielder’s imminent return following the international break.

While it’s unlikely that Mount will feature in the upcoming FA Cup quarter-final clash against Liverpool, his availability for United’s Premier League fixture against Brentford on March 30 remains a possibility.

Mount’s return will provide a timely boost to United’s aspirations of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League, as they currently trail fourth-placed Aston Villa by eight points with 10 games remaining.

Additionally, Ten Hag anticipates the return of several other key players, including Harry Maguire, Rasmus Hojlund, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, for the crucial fixture against Liverpool.

However, the injury woes continue for United, with Lisandro Martinez, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, and Tyrell Malacia still sidelined, underscoring the ongoing challenges faced by the club on the fitness front.

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