Manchester United have launched an impassioned defence of Mason Mount after footage of him refusing to sign autographs went viral on social media.
Mount, who arrived from Chelsea earlier this summer, was filmed as two individuals attempted to get a shirt signed. The former Chelsea midfielder refused and walked away, with the video quickly going viral on social media.
But United have accused the group of being “professional autograph hunters” who continue to pressure players to sign memorabilia in order to later sell on. The club have claimed the issue is becoming a major problem at Carrington and vowed to take action if it continues to take place.
A statement reads: “Unfortunately this kind of situation has become far too common. It’s the last thing Mason deserves after being so friendly with everyone he has come across since joining United.