Ex-Formula 1 driver turned Sky Sports F1 pundit Martin Brundle quizzed Chelsea FC midfielder Mason Mount ahead of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, with Brundle having asked Mount about the rumours linking him to Manchester United.
Several Chelsea FC players were present throughout the Spanish GP, with Mount having awarded reigning World Champion Max Verstappen with an award on Saturday for claiming pole position.
The English player was with Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell, who’s 2022/23 campaign was ridiculed by injury.
Mount’s season as well has been plagued by injury, whilst his contract is currently a huge talking point.
It’s been reported that he’s rejected several new contract offers from the West London club, with the latest rumours suggesting that he’s set to move to rivals Manchester Utd.
Understandably, Brundle was likely under instruction to try and get Mount to reveal whether he was set to move clubs or not, with the ex-driver having first spoken to Chilwell.
Chilwell pointed Brundle in the direction of Mount when asked about the midfielder’s future, with Chilwell having failed to comment.
“Let’s have a word with Mason,” said the English defender, whilst pointing Brundle in the direction of Mount.
Brundle eventually interviewed Mount during his pre-race grid walk and joked with the footballer, by suggesting that Chilwell had told him that he was off to Manchester Utd.
Mount failed to discuss the rumour and expressed how he was just focused on enjoying the Spanish GP, which was unsurprisingly won by Verstappen.
“Mason, he said you’re going to Manchester United,” laughed Brundle.
“I’m here to just enjoy this race today. It’s an amazing day, can’t wait to watch it,” said Mount, avoiding the Manchester Utd rumours.
With Mount having not denied the rumours to Sky Sports, several Manchester Utd fans were quick to share their delight on social media, with many believing that Mount’s comments were a sign that he’s about to make the move north.
A fan wrote on Twitter: “He changed the subject. My boy is coming.” Another added a similar comment: “He doesn’t deny it.”
A third fan of the club which lost the FA Cup Final on Saturday, said: “He didn’t say no, he’s coming surely.” While a fourth said: “We know he wanted to say yes.”