England international Mason Mount has revealed he felt he was not going to be a part of Chelsea’s project months before his move to Manchester United.
Mason left the Blues for Man United and was announced on Wednesday, July 5, after signing a five-year deal at Old Trafford.
The move to the Red Devils also sees the 24-year-old end his 18-year association with the London-based club.
However, Mount says he felt he was going to be an unwanted part of Chelsea’s project in the next years ahead.
“I think, over the last several months, it became clear that I wasn’t in the plans moving forward [at Chelsea] and, once I knew that United were involved, my decision was made up,” he said in an interview with MUTV.
“It’s a massive club with huge, iconic players that have played here.
“I wanted to be a part of that from the beginning. And obviously getting in early, ready for pre-season to start, was a main objective of mine as well.”
During his time with Chelsea, Mount was the club’s Player of the Year for both the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons. He also won the UEFA Champions League with the club in 2021, providing the assist for Kai Havertz for the win over Manchester City.