The talented England international, who bid an emotional farewell to his former club Chelsea after an impressive 18-year association with the Blues, will now don the iconic number 7 jersey at Old Trafford.
Mount’s departure from Chelsea may not have been universally embraced by all sections of the club’s faithful, but the midfielder affirmed that this move represents the right step for his career at this stage.
Having entered the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, the Blues decided to put him up for sale after he rejected their most recent offer of a one-year extension earlier this year.
With the transfer to Manchester United now finalized, the 22-year-old is gearing up for an exciting new chapter in his football journey.
The historic number 7 shirt he will wear has a storied legacy at Old Trafford, having been previously donned by legendary figures like George Best, Bryan Robson, David Beckham, and Cristiano Ronaldo. It is considered one of the most revered shirts in world football, symbolizing a tradition of excellence and flair on the pitch.
The weight of the number 7 jersey has often proven challenging for some players in recent times. Former Manchester United players Angel Di Maria, Memphis Depay, and Alexis Sanchez found it a daunting task to live up to the illustrious history of the shirt.
However, with Mason Mount’s undeniable talent and determination, United fans will be hoping he can emulate the success of his iconic predecessors and make the number 7 jersey shine once again.
Mount’s acquisition marks Manchester United’s first signing of the summer transfer window, and it has set the tone for an exciting season ahead. With his technical prowess, vision, and goal-scoring ability, he promises to be a vital asset to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s squad.
As the Premier League kicks off, all eyes will be on Mason Mount, as well as on how Manchester United performs in the coming season. Supporters eagerly await seeing him take the field in the red jersey and are optimistic that he will add to the legacy of the iconic number 7 at Old Trafford.