Is Mason Mount fit to play against Liverpool following return to Manchester United training?

Manchester United had a commendable season last year, boasting a top-four finish and a Carabao Cup triumph, setting high expectations for this season. However, the ongoing campaign has been turbulent, with a significant portion of their challenges stemming from an injury crisis that has seen them miss a chunk of their squad players.

The new summer arrival star from Chelsea, Mason Mount, has been among the injured names and prolonged absentees who have missed a major part of the season for United. The club could see Mount returning ahead of their huge clash against Liverpool in the North-West Derby.

Mason Mount returns to Manchester United training

Since moving to Old Trafford at the start of the 2023–24 season, Mason Mount has missed 27 matches for Manchester United across all competitions. His time at the new club got off to a rocky start because of ongoing fitness and injury issues.

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The 25-year-old recovered from the initial injury setback—a minor injury sustained against Tottenham Hotspur in August—making himself available for Erik ten Hag in October. He made eight appearances, but another blow during a training session ahead of the Everton game in late November ruled him out for four months.

United confirmed the return of their England international on Tuesday, with the midfielder being spotted rejoining the training session at Carrington. The club’s statement on Mason read, “Mason Mount’s return to training has boosted Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United squad.”

The former Chelsea man last made a substitute appearance in the Red Devils’ 1-0 win over Luton Town in November. The attacking midfielder has struggled to make a significant impact for the club, managing only 12 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Will Mason Mount play against Liverpool?

Mason Mount will be keen to return to the pitch following the recent update from the club regarding his fitness. Initially, in December, he was expected to return from injury in January after resuming training. However, the midfielder was far from regaining match fitness, and his absence was further pushed to a couple of months.

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After the international break, the Englishman could be expected to play his part in the upcoming trip to Anfield to face an in-form Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-finals. It will be a major boost for Erik ten Hag, especially considering some crucial games are lined up ahead to secure a top-five place.


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