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30/09/2013 16:00, Report by Adam Marshall

Vote: Player of the Month

September proved to be a difficult period for the champions but we have three contenders jostling for our Player of the Month award.

The Reds won in the Champions League (4-2 against Bayer Leverkusen) and Capital One Cup (1-0 versus Liverpool) but, despite seeing off Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, suffered three league defeats.

Wayne Rooney has been in outstanding form and performed well in each of the five games he featured in after missing the 1-0 loss to Liverpool on his native Merseyside, scoring five times. The England international has also mustered a couple of assists during that spell and looks in great shape.

Patrice Evra was one of the team's top performers in the defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City and displayed great vigour against Palace and Leverkusen. Although Alex Büttner was drafted in for the previous two matches, it is likely the Frenchman will have a key role to play in the coming weeks.

An ever-present this term, David De Gea continues to illustrate why he is regarded as one of Europe's most promising keepers. A couple of superb saves helped preserve a clean sheet against Liverpool in the cup, with the stop from Victor Moses' header a particular highlight, and he also managed a shut-out against Palace.

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