Mason Mount will carry “dynamism” to Manchester United’s midfield, in accordance with supervisor Erik ten Hag.
The 24-year-old midfielder impressed on his first 45 minutes for the membership, as they opened their pre-season with a 2-0 win over Leeds United in Oslo.
Mount, who signed from Chelsea for £55m, performed the primary half earlier than 11 adjustments had been made on the break.
“He’ll carry dynamism into our sport and that was certainly one of our conclusions final season,” Ten Hag advised MUTV.
“His imaginative and prescient is to play the offensive. But additionally he desires to be multi-functional, he desires to be full.
“Once you’re enjoying in midfield, it’s important to assault, however you additionally it’s important to defend. We should be extra dynamic within the midfield division.
“I am certain he’ll contribute to the success of United as a result of he’s a high quality participant.”
Ten Hag’s beginning XI was a mixture of youth and expertise, with Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho joined by younger prospects reminiscent of Kobbie Mainoo and Omari Forson.
German supervisor Daniel Farke took cost of his first sport in control of Leeds, who’re getting ready for all times again within the Championship following relegation final season.
However the breakthrough got here on 67 minutes as 18-year-old Norwegian Isak Hansen-Aaroen performed in Frenchman Noam Emeran who slid the opener previous Dani van den Heuvel.
Emeran then turned supplier for Joe Hugill to seal the win 10 minutes from time.
Mount created a giant opening within the tenth minute, passing in behind for Amad Diallo to tee up Hannibal Mejbri however the Tunisian was denied by a sensible save from Leeds goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson.
Moments later the England midfielder was concerned once more, profitable the ball again earlier than making an attempt a fragile chip over Klaesson from 25 yards which landed on the roof of the web.
“It felt nice to be on the pitch,” mentioned Mount. “We’ve got had that point in coaching and now we have been working so exhausting, so it’s nice to indicate that in matches now. We’ve got been engaged on a number of completely different techniques,” he mentioned.
“I actually preferred the position I used to be in immediately. With the ability to drop in and construct up the play from a bit deeper, however with that license to go forwards and make runs into the field and be concerned in additional assaults.
“I like to start out off the press, to present the opposition one thing to consider after which to mix that with an attacking menace and rhythm of our personal.”
Manchester United’s pre-season continues with a match towards Lyon in Edinburgh on Wednesday earlier than they head to the USA for video games towards Arsenal, Wrexham, Actual Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.