Leny Yoro Man United Old Trafford
Man United Old Trafford

Things are looking massively gloomy for Manchester United because reports on Friday are claiming that midfielder Mason Mount has picked up a calf injury.

This injury means the England international is going to miss the Everton game and while the extent of the knock is not known, there are fears that Mason Mount could be out for a couple of weeks.

Fabrizio Romano has said: “Mason Mount picked up an injury as tests took place today in order to understand for how long he won’t be available.

“Mount, determined to work hard and return as soon as possible after unfortunate beginning of the season.”

The midfielder has made a very average start to his life at Manchester United and right now, Mount has an xA of just 0.04 which means he is expected to make one assist every 25 games.

Casemiro and Eriksen are already ruled out and now that Mason Mount is also injured, Erik ten Hag has only Amrabat and McTominay to rely upon.

These two central midfielders are automatic starters for the trip to Goodison Park and the Man United manager will be hoping that both of them remain injury-free for the next few weeks.

This unexpected injury is not only a blow to Ten Hag’s plans but also for Mason Mount personally because he’s struggling to get game time at Manchester United. He’s started only four Premier League games this season and his manager recently revealed that a combination of injuries and tactics has forced Mount to remain on the bench.

This is the 15th different injury in the Man United squad this season which is the highest amongst all the Premier League clubs.