How two football legends argued over Mason Mount

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The whole Chelsea team were below par in the first half against Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola’s side quickly racing to a 3-0 lead at half-time.

Goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne quickly gave City an early advantage, and the Chelsea players were criticised for their lack of intensity leading up to Gundogan’s goal.

Manchester United legend Roy Keane was particularly critical of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount for failing to put in a tackle before the goal.

He told Sky Sports: “Look at the first goal there. Mason Mount is standing there as a midfielder getting back.

“A centre-half has got to do better but Mason Mount is watching. He’s got to put a challenge in.

“Frank will be scratching his head after the game and I’m looking forward to his interview.

“You’d like your midfielders coming back, I know Mount is more of an attacking player, he’s got to put his foot in and make a sacrifice. Tackle!

“It’s all lovely play from City, nice and tidy, no tackling anybody.

You give players time and space and Mount’s just come into the picture there.

“I’m looking at him and he’s got to slide in, stick his foot in. Look at Mount. Put your foot in!

“Tackle somebody. When you are out of possession, football is, you’ve got to be aggressive.

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