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Manchester United handed huge injury boost as Mason Mount returns to training

Manchester United have been handed a major injury boost with Mason Mount returning to training, as confirmed by

The big money summer acquisition has been out since late November with a calf problem he picked up against Luton Town.

He completed light individual training at Carrington on Wednesday and will continue his rehabilitation with the medical staff.

Mount moved to Man United from Chelsea last summer but has failed to hit the ground running.

Mount must make a difference when he is back 

It has been a slow start for the England international to his life at Old Trafford.

In 12 appearances for the Red Devils, he has yet to score a goal and has provided a solitary assist.

Gareth Southgate has dropped him from recent England national squads. 

Erik ten Hag has also utilised Mount from the bench lately. He has not started a league match since early October.

Christian Eriksen’s return helped Man United get more control in the midfield in their recent 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa. 

Scott McTominay was previously given multiple opportunities from the start in the absence of Eriksen and Mount, but his presence disrupted the balance of the midfield.

Mount is more dynamic than Eriksen but needs to enhance his creative instincts.

Man United’s number eight spot is still up for grabs. The 24-year-old could be the perfect player for that role.

However, he needs to be more consistent with his performances and must stay fit for a longer duration.

He has a perfect mentor in Bruno Fernandes in the team. Mount must learn the art of playing through-balls from the Portuguese international.

The start of 2024 could be a pivotal moment for the former Chelsea man to prove his worth.

He must quickly rediscover his old self when he is fully fit and back in the squad. 

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