Louis Saha has launched a scathing criticism of Mason Mount.

Mount is Chelsea’s franchise star. He came up through the youth ranks, gained experience through a number of loan spells, and broke into the Chelsea first team in the 2019-20 season under Frank Lampard.

He quickly became a key resource. Although it was his first season at Chelsea, Mount was utilized as a regular starter and made an impact as a ‘boy wonder’, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in 53 appearances, including cup competitions. In 2021-22, he reached the ’10-goal, 10-assist’ mark in the league for the first time in his career and was touted as Chelsea’s ‘future’.

However, from the 2022-23 season onwards, his status diminished. The strengths of the previous season had faded, and as the team went downhill, so did Mount. In the second half of the season, he was sidelined by injury and had his worst season since his debut. Three goals and six assists in 35 games, including a cup run. Fans turned their backs on him.

Eventually, this summer, he opted for a move. Losing his place at Chelsea, Mount pushed for a move to get regular playing time, and Manchester United reached out to him. The previous season, he’d had one of his worst campaigns, but with his young age and obvious highs, the Red Devils recognized his ability. They invested a hefty €64.2 million in him.

That’s how Mount came to United. So far, the signing has been labeled a failure. Six games in, including cup competitions, he hasn’t scored a single goal and his poor performances at Chelsea have continued. 안전놀이터

In response, former United player Saha has spoken out. According to British outlet Manchester Evening News, he said, “At the moment, United are relying on one or two players to create chances. Mount is still not doing enough. His creativity is nowhere to be found. There was nothing positive about his performance against Brentford. The timing wasn’t right.”

“I believe he can get his form back. But I think the transfer fee itself is too high. Even though the market is very competitive and many players have generated similar amounts of money, I think Chelsea have played a bit of a game with the transfer fee. People will always have their own opinions on transfer fees. There will be those who think Elling Holland and Kylian Mbappe are overpriced. Mount hasn’t been able to fulfill his role yet. Sometimes Casemiro is more aggressive than Mount. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it’s true,” he said, calling for a change of scenery.