Mason Mount could give Bruno Fernandes an interesting conundrum having already been put on set-piece duties at Manchester United.

The England international made the switch from Chelsea to Old Trafford this summer in a deal worth up to £60million.

In Bruno Fernandes' absence, Mount took it upon himself to take set pieces during his Man United debut


In Bruno Fernandes’ absence, Mount took it upon himself to take set pieces during his Man United debutCredit: Getty

But he and Bruno Fernandes both covet the No. 10 position at United and could provide each other with competition for the role.

And as well as occupying the same position, they also love taking set-pieces.

Mount was Chelsea’s corner taker during his time at the club and also took many of their free-kicks.

But Fernandes is the designated free-kick and corner taker at United, while he is also likely to be Erik ten Hag’s captain next season.

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And on his unofficial debut for the Red Devils, Mount has become the club’s corner and free-kick taker against Leeds in Norway while Fernandes is away.

Speaking from the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams remarked about Mount’s role in the match.

The Moose said on Drive: “Mount is already on free-kicks and corners.

“I can tell you that will be interesting when Bruno Fernandes gets back in the team.

Fernandes usually takes United's set-pieces from corners, free-kicks to penalties


Fernandes usually takes United’s set-pieces from corners, free-kicks to penalties
Mount might have to fend off Fernandes for set-pieces


Mount might have to fend off Fernandes for set-piecesCredit: Getty

“It does look really weird to see Mount in that iconic Manchester United No. 7 shirt.”

It remains to be seen how United will line up next season with Mount and Fernandes in the same side.

A likely scenario would see both as attacking ‘8s’ in a 4-3-3, with Casemiro holding midfield.

That would see Christian Eriksen likely take a lesser role in the squad.

There could be exits, though, for Fred and Scott McTominay, the latter being linked with an exit to West Ham and Newcastle.

Man United ran out 2-0 winners with youngsters Noam Emeram and Joe Hugill getting on the scoresheet.

United have eight friendlies to play from now until August 6, a space of just 25 days.

Mount has been awarded the No. 7 shirt


Mount has been awarded the No. 7 shirtCredit: Getty

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