“They are idiots” – Man Utd legend Roy Keane slams critics of Chelsea star

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane has labelled critics of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount as ‘idiots’.

Mount has faced criticism for starting ahead of Jack Grealish for England but Keane has now branded those critics as ‘idiots’.

“Well that is pretty important, that your manager likes you,” Keane said of Mount winning favour under different managers on ITV Sport.

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“Doesn’t matter what people outside the game think, there are a lot of idiots out there.

“Ultimately, I think the players pick the team and he has performed well enough for every manager to say ‘listen you are going to be in my starting line up’.

“Outstanding player. He wants to be an all round midfielder. I never hear anything negative about him off the pitch, he seems a brilliant young kid, he has gone out on loan he has done it the hard way.

“He is a fantastic player and I’m looking forward to seeing him tonight.”

Mount has scored six goals and provided six assists in 39 outings for Chelsea this season.

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