Chelsea fans have turned on Mason Mount after he and his father were filmed describing Old Trafford as ‘home’ following his controversial transfer to Manchester United.
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The England international’s acrimonious exit was rubber stamped earlier this week after Unitedcaved to Chelsea’s demands and agreed a £60million deal to secure the signing of the 24-year-old.
Mount issued an emotional farewell message on Instagram prior to confirmation of his defection in which he stressed the decision to move to a direct rival was his and his alone.
The Chelsea academy graduate has since revealed that he took the painstaking decision to leave his boyhood club after it became clear he was not part of Chelsea’s long-term plans.
New Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino, who was reportedly keen for Mount to remain at Stamford Bridge, addressed the midfielder’s departure at his official unveiling yesterday and was keen to stress the focus should now centre on the future and players who are firmly committed to his rebuilding project.
Fans, however, are likely to find it hard to move on immediately given the footage that emerged from the United dressing room on Friday.
Sitting in the home dressing room Mount’s father dad revealed that he brought his son to the stadium when he was a youngster.