Mason Mount’s brother has accused talkSPORT of adding fuel to the fire over the Manchester United star’s struggles on debut.
Man United laboured to a 1-0 win at home to Wolves on Monday and Mount was among the numerous Red Devils players who were unable to make a meaningful impact on the match.
Mount’s Man United debut somewhat passed him byGetty
And Mount’s brother Lewis (left) leapt to his brother’s defenceGetty
The England man started at Old Trafford but was substituted on 68 minutes with the home side finding themselves overrun in midfield on occasions against a side tipped to be in the relegation battle this season.
After being hooked off, stats highlighting Mount’s struggles emerged – the 24-year-old failing to score, assist, create a chance, make a cross, win a tackle or aerial duel throughout his time on the pitch.
And Mount’s brother, Lewis, took issue with talkSPORT, adding that the former Chelsea man has had successful career.
Sharing talkSPORT’s post with the stats, Lewis said on Instagram: “I’ve tried to let this go all day, but, shame on you @talksport.
“These players, no, these PEOPLE get enough abuse without you adding fuel to the fire.
“A reminder that he’s had a successful 18-year career in football, and is a good, kind, human being, more than I can say for some of your ‘reporters’”.
Mount joined Man United earlier this summer in a deal that could rise to £60million, leaving Chelsea, a club he was associated with since he was six years old.
The win was an underwhelming display all round for Man United, who received a number of let-offs including Matheus Cunha’s miss from close range, while Wolves were denied a penalty in stoppage time.
Mount struggled to make a meaningful impact on the game
Lewis accused talkSPORT of adding fuel to the fireinstagram @lew.mount