The 18-year-old midfielder gained 42 per cent of the votes to beat off competition from September’s winner Wayne Rooney (34%) and David De Gea (24%). The award caps a memorable month in which Adnan scored twice at Sunderland, signed a new contract and earned the Man of the Match award against Southampton.
Upon receiving his trophy on Wednesday, Januzaj was keen to thank his many supporters this season. “I'm really pleased to win this award, especially as it is voted for by the fans, who have been very supportive of me. So, thank you for voting for me.
“It's good to be recognised for your performances on the pitch but I realise that I have to work hard and keep progressing as a player. I will try to contribute to the team whenever I play and hopefully play my part in a successful season.”
As part of winning the Player of the Month award, the club will donate a fee of £500 to a charity of Adnan's choice. Last month's winner Rooney nominated the Young Enterprise charity in Trafford.