Mason Mount’s Manchester United transfer: Cobham graduate crowned #7 at Old Trafford

The men who brought Chelsea Champions League glory have departed Stamford Bridge. Kai Havertz will strengthen Mikel Arteta’s Arenal and fuel their Premier League ambitions. Meanwhile, Mason Mount joins Manchester United after contract extension talks had broken down.

There have been mixed reactions from the Blues faithful at the export of Frank Lampard’s most honest successor. After all, Mount had established himself a regular under the legendary midfielder and was a regular for Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.

In the red half of Manchester, they are jubilant. Not only did the Red Devils secure a homegrown talent but also decimated the strength of a direct rival. Fans shared Mount’s interviews of admiring Cristiano Ronaldo and his free-kick style. The fact that he is inheriting the Portuguese’s iconic #7 has made it all the more interesting.

Disbelief in West London

Chelsea sold Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic to Manchester United in recent years. While both left on hospitable terms, Mount’s defection to the Red Devils has not been taken kindly by the fans. Shirts have started to be stomped and burnt in the aftermath.

Fans are out for blood and are anticipating Enzo Fernandez’s tackles on Mount the next time they come up against each other.

And then there are those who are forgetting what Mount delivered on the pitch for the Blues.

Trolls on both sides of the aisle

If you are not named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, you are not perfect. While one set of fans is eager to point out the blessing in disguise, the others are crying at their highway robbery.

Pleased with Mount getting the #7 jersey.

Mount had foretold his plans for CR7’s jersey.

And Mount already has a song at Old Traffod

Support from Cobham graduates, mates and Bruno

While the fans had mixed reactions, Mount’s fellow academy graduates wished him luck on his new adventures.

And then there was the welcome message from Bruno Fernandes.

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