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14th Jul 2023

Man United respond to video of Mason Mount telling fans to stop following him

Callum Boyle

Mason Mount

Mount was filmed turning down the offer to sign someone’s shirt

Manchester United have responded after a video of new signing Mason Mount telling a group of fans to stop following him was posted online.

In the video Mount, who can be seen walking away, was followed by a group of fans who were keen to get his autograph however the midfielder responded by saying: “You know I ain’t signing it,” before becoming more frustrated, adding: “I haven’t signed for the last three days so I don’t know why you lot keep coming back.”

Mount has received widespread support online after many accused the autograph hunters of not being polite, genuine supporters and United have now responded after the video went viral on social media.

A statement from the club said: “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.

“Professional autograph hunters are regularly pressuring United’s players to sign large quantities of items that that they then sell for hundreds of pounds.

“It has become an every day occurrence and a major problem at Carrington. These organised groups will block players’ cars and harass them as they arrive and leave their workplace. It is becoming really dangerous and you have to worry that it is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.

“It also means that young fans, who just want to interact with their heroes, often miss out because players can’t stop to take pictures with them without having to engage with the groups.

“It’s a real frustration for everyone, security staff are in regular dialogue with the players around how to stop the problem. Action will definitely start to be taken if it continues to persist.”

The 24-year-old made his debut for his new club in a pre-season friendly against Leeds United on Wednesday in which he played the first 45 minutes.

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