Man Utd star in line to make comeback against Liverpool | Football

Erik ten Hag will welcome Mason Mount back to the Man Utd squad for Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Mason Mount is in contention to make his Manchester United comeback against Liverpool in Sunday’s blockbuster FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford.

The England international has endured a miserable debut campaign at the Theatre of Dreams with injuries restricting him to just 12 appearances following his £55million summer transfer.

Mount hasn’t played since injuring his calf in Novemver’s 1-0 win over Luton Town but will be included in the squad which faces Jurgen Klopp’s quadruple chasers on Sunday.

The recently departed Eric Ramsay, meanwhile believes United have all the ingredients to go to the next level under Ineos – Ten Hag’s former coach felt he had to leave for a dream first managerial job at Minnesota United.

The 32-year-old swapped Uniteds following March’s derby defeat at Manchester City, with his move to the Twin Cities seeing him become the youngest permanent manager in Major League Soccer history.

It is an exciting new chapter in an impressive coaching journey that led Ramsay to Swansea, Shrewsbury and Chelsea before joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching set-up in June 2021.

Initially focused on individual players and set-plays, the Welshman’s remit broadened over time and he is looking forward to putting his experiences into practice as Minnesota’s second-ever head coach.

Mason Mount returned to first team training earlier this week (Picture: Getty)

Mason Mount returned to first team training earlier this week (Picture: Getty)

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‘I have never been desperate to be a head coach by a certain age or a certain point,’ Ramsay said ahead of his first match in charge against Los Angeles FC this weekend.

‘But I felt naturally I was sort of gravitating toward that opportunity coming.

‘I’ve had some opportunities over the course of the last two years to go into the Championship or League One and for whatever reason haven’t pursued those.

‘The club itself is phenomenally well set up. The ownership is really stable. I think that’s incredibly attractive for a first-time head coach.

‘From a club perspective, the league and the wider US context, in terms of the competitions being held here in the coming years, the general feel around the sport, I think it’s as perfect an opportunity as I’ll get.’

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