United went from one hostile atmosphere to another, and Sir Alex was happy enough to grab a point at the Britannia Stadium, despite seeing his team lose its 100 per cent league record. A string of fine saves from David De Gea ensured the result wasn't worse after Nani's solo strike was cancelled out by Peter Crouch's header.
The month ended in bizarre fashion, though, as the Reds required a last-minute equaliser to rescue a point in Europe after earlier going 2-0 up against FC Basel. Carelessness after the break gifted three goals to the Swiss side before Ashley Young nodded in at the death to spare further embarrassment.
Goal of the month - Nani v Chelsea
Nani’s venomous strike left Petr Cech clawing at thin air. The winger collected a long pass from Jonny Evans, advanced and unleashed a thunderbolt.
Player of the month - Nani
The wonder winger was in top form in all three of September’s league games. Nani scored against Chelsea and a solo effort against Stoke City gave further evidence of his confidence. He was a menace at Bolton too, setting up two of the goals.
Quote of the month
“I was pleased with the performance from the lads – they battled really hard and played like real champions.” Sir Alex, after the draw at Stoke.