Mason Tony Mount is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking or central midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. Mount began his senior club career with Chelsea and joined Vitesse and Derby County on consecutive loans
Mount began his senior club career with Chelsea, and joined Vitesse and Derby County on consecutive loans between 2017 and 2019. He established himself as an integral player for Chelsea in the following years, and won the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021. He was named Chelsea Player of the Year in the 2020–21 and 2021–22 seasons. Mount was signed by Manchester United in July 2023 for an initial transfer fee of £55 million.
Mount won the UEFA European Under-19 Championship with the England national under-19 team in 2017. He made his senior international debut in 2019, at age 20, and was part of the England team at UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Mason Tony Mount was born on 10 January 1999, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, to parents Debbie and Tony Mount.
As a child, Mount played locally for Boarhunt Rovers and United Services Portsmouth.In 2003, at age 4, he spent one day a week training in the academies at Portsmouth and Chelsea. Citing Frank Lampard, Luka Modrić and Andrés Iniesta as his favorite players,
Mount eventually joined Chelsea in 2005.
At age 18, Mount was promoted to Chelsea’s senior team; he previously debuted for the club’s under-18 team in 2014, at age 15, and also appeared consistently for the club’s under-21 team by 2016. Mount scored 10 goals in 30 games in the club’s victorious 2016–17 U18 Premier League campaign. He also won two FA Youth Cups, the UEFA Youth League, and Chelsea Academy Player of the Year by 2017.
2017–19: Loans to Vitesse and Derby County
The following month, he was given his first start in Vitesse’s KNVB Cup first-round defeat away to fifth-tier team Swift, playing the full 90 minutes of the 0–0 draw, which Swift won in a penalty shoot-out.
He scored his first goal for Vitesse on 1 October in the 76th minute of a 1–1 home draw with Utrecht. Mount went onto appear in the Eredivisie Team of the Year and won Vitesse Player of the Year.