£60million Manchester United signing Mason Mount has failed to impress in his first two games for Manchester United.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is in no rush to make a judgement about the ex-Chelsea man and feels his adaptation has been affected by the team’s early struggles.
“You can’t judge a man after two games, you can’t, because there’d be players who became legends who wouldn’t have been legends if they’d been judged after two games and told to get out,” Ferdinand said of Mount.
“Patrice Evra wouldn’t have had a Man United career if we’d judged him on his first couple of performances. He’d have been sent back to Monaco! They’d have paid the fee back to them.
“We’ve been talking about the Man United team not playing well, so when you’ve got someone new in that it’s going to be so difficult for them. They haven’t got the platform to play well.
“I’m not here giving loads and loads of excuses to Mason, but that’s a fact. Look at the Chelsea team in recent years, all the players coming in, it’s hard to perform in that team because it’s so all over the place.
“The team at the moment isn’t playing well enough for individuals. The team isn’t playing well enough yet, so that comes under the manager, 100%. He’s got to get the team playing right. We have to see where he [Mason] fits in. I don’t know where he was brought in to play yet.”