Paul Scholes thinks Mason Mount isn’t starting for Manchester United for two reasons

The 24-year-old made his name as a creative midfielder during his time at Stamford Bridge, but he was brought to Old Trafford to play in a deeper midfield role and he was seen as the natural successor to Christian Eriksen.

Although Mount started the first two league games of the season, the midfield looked unbalanced and he picked up a hamstring injury in the defeat against Tottenham, which sidelined him for around five weeks.

Mount has struggled to nail down a regular starting place since then and Scholes has shared his thoughts on the player&aposs difficult first few months at United in an interview with the Webby and ONeill YouTube channel.

“I think he&aposd to play where Bruno Fernandes plays. I think the manager signed him as an attacking midfield player,” Scholes said.

But it upsets the balance of the team and upsets the legs he has in midfield. I really think he wanted to play him with Fernandes but the two of them playing in the team, it just doesnt seem to be working now.

Its difficult to make a case for Mason because hes not played enough games, so trying to come on here and say he should be playing, I dont know, because he hasnt played. If he has a run of five, six, seven, eight games you can judge that a little bit more.

You have to get the balance of the team right, thats the big struggle. I think Ten Hag wants to play as many attackers as he can on the football pitch, which would mean one holding player and the rest attacking players, and Mason Mount would come into that.