Bruno Fernandes Becomes 1st Man United Player to Respond to Mason Mount’s Move

Bruno Fernandes Becomes 1st Man United Player to Respond to Mason Mount’s Move

Elijah Odetokun
updated at July 5, 2023 at 11:46 AM
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  • Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Mason Mount from Chelsea
  • The midfielder will leave Stamford Bridge after 18 years with the London club
  • Bruno Fernandes was quick to welcome Mount with a hilarious throwback pic

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Mason Mount from Chelsea, and Bruno Fernandes was the first Red Devil to welcome him to the club - albeit in hilarious fashion.

The Chelsea academy graduate has ended his 18-year association with his boyhood club, having joined at six years old and now moving to the rival club as a 24-year-old.

David De Gea, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Mount, Chelsea, Manchester United, Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes and Mason Mount had a disagreement during a match at Old Trafford. Photo by Matthew Ashton.
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Sports Brief reported that Mount said his final goodbyes to the club with a video on Instagram, as he felt the fans deserved more than just a written statement.

However, eagle-eyed social media users noticed a gaffe which could prove Mount's farewell message was pre-recorded, as his tinted hair was not seen in pics from his recent medicals at Carrington.

Bruno Fernandes welcomes Mount

While Blues fans continue to feel hard done by, Man United midfielder, Fernandes, quickly welcomed the midfielder to Old Trafford with a hilarious throwback picture of the two locking shirts during a match.

He captioned the pictures 'Why did you take so long to sign? Welcome, Mason Mount'. This has got Red Devils fans gloating over the gesture, which appeared to be a not-so-subtle dig at the London club.

Mount is not the only member of his new team he had clashes with, as talkSPORT reported, with the 24-year-old also clashing with Argentine defender, Lisandro Martinez, last season.

The former Derby County loanee is expected to slot into a three-man midfield alongside Brazilian midfielder, Casemiro and Fernandes for United coach, Erik ten Hag, next season.

Mount's shirt number was also confirmed on his arrival at Old Trafford - he will don the iconic number 7 last worn by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chelsea players’ reaction to Mount

Sports Brief also reported on Chelsea players' reaction to Mount's departure after he uploaded the farewell video affirming his decision to end his time at the club.

Reece James was the first to drop three teary emojis on the post, with Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva following suit. Marc Cucurella commented he would be missed.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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