In order to do so, he will have to fend off stiff competition from the likes of United’s Jesse Lingard – nominated for a third consecutive month during his loan spell with West Ham – Kelechi Iheanacho, of Leicester, and Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Also included in the poll are Stuart Dallas (Leeds), Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle), Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) and Chris Wood (Burnley).

Should he win, Mason will be one of a handful of teenagers in Premier League history to be recognised as the best player in a calendar month, alongside the likes of Michael Owen, Alan Smith and Robbie Keane.

He is also bidding to become the 21st different Red to win the award, which would be a record for one club as we are currently tied on 20 with Arsenal.

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