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‘Top class’: Michael Owen says £250,000-a-week player will flourish after Chelsea exit

One of the players Chelsea sold in the summer of 2023 was Mason Mount, and Michael Owen has backed him to be a success at Manchester United.

Michael Owen has said that Mason Mount is a top-class player, adding that Manchester United made the right decision in signing the midfielder from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

The former United striker does not seem to think that the Red Devils paid too much for Mount.

According to Sky Sports, United paid Premier League rivals Chelsea an initial transfer fee of £55 million for the 24-year-old, who is a weekly salary of £250,000 (90min) at Old Trafford.

Michael Owen on former Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount

Owen said about Mount on Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel: “Mason Mount is obviously a top-class player.

“He is a very good signing.

“I think they paid the going rate.

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“I think it is a decent chunk of money, but he is young, he is English, he is going to be there for a long time.

“He is obviously a very good player. I don’t think anyone can complain about that signing.

“I think it is a very solid signing. You know what you are going to get.”

My View: Chelsea could regret selling Mason Mount

In my opinion, Chelsea could regret selling Mason Mount, especially to Manchester United.

Manchester United are arguably the biggest club in England.

True, things have not been great at Old Trafford for a while, but there is no doubt that they will be back soon challenging for the Premier League title.

And, Mount could play a big role in that quest.

Of course, Chelsea got a decent transfer fee for Mount, but they could ask in the future, ‘At what cost?’.

Mount has made 133 appearances in the Premier League so far in his career.

The 24-year-old England international midfielder has scored 27 goals and given 22 assists in those games.

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