Paul Scholes has expressed doubts about Manchester United’s pursuit of Mason Mount, stating that the midfielder “hasn’t kicked on” at Chelsea. Mount’s contract with Chelsea is set to expire in a year, and several Premier League clubs have shown interest in him ahead of the summer transfer window. Reports suggest that United are one of the frontrunners to sign Mount and are willing to offer £55 million for the England international. However, Scholes is concerned about Mount’s lack of progress and his scoring record since becoming a first-team player at Chelsea. He believes that a change of club might be beneficial for Mount’s career development.
Scholes also discussed Chelsea’s prospects under their next permanent manager, who is expected to be Mauricio Pochettino. Despite the team registering their worst points tally in Premier League history, Scholes believes that there is a lot of talent in the squad and that Pochettino should be optimistic about the future. However, he thinks that the team needs a new back four and possibly a new goalkeeper, as well as a centre-forward to complement their attacking play.
In other news, Luke Shaw has predicted that United will make “big signings” this summer, with Erik ten Hag reportedly targeting Harry Kane and Mason Mount. Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has hinted that Mount may leave Chelsea amid interest from United, and Gary Neville has criticised Mykhailo Mudryk for his performance in Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United.