Revealed: United's Player of the Month
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Manchester United's Player of the Month for October.
The brilliant no.7 has now picked up the trophy in both of his months back at the club, following his sensational summer switch from Juventus at the end of August.
Fans voted in their thousands to decide the outcome, with David De Gea in second spot and fit-again Marcus Rashford placed third.
It has been an excellent start to Ronaldo's second spell at Old Trafford, with seven goals in 10 games, and he has become the latest Red to retain the monthly accolade, after Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani all achieved this feat at various points of last season.
The Madeiran marvel was voted Man of the Match in the October wins over Atalanta and Tottenham and has led the line well for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
Remarkably, there has been some criticism of the centre-forward, even though he also scooped the Premier League's overall monthly award for September for his exploits.
Former team-mate Rio Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel: "I've heard some talk and the only way I can explain it, is it's blasphemy, when I heard some people talking about Ronaldo's the reason why Man United aren't going to be a success. Listen, I've been seeing too much of it. Don't talk like that, please. It's a disgrace, absolute disrespect.
"A player that's done what he's done in the game, a superstar at any generation, he'll be one of the best players in any generation you can think about. Even again, he just told people at the weekend what he's about here. The pressure's on and he scores."
PLAYER OF THE MONTH RESULT
1st: Cristiano Ronaldo (57%)
2nd: David De Gea (30%)
3rd. Marcus Rashford (13%)
Congratulations, Cristiano, and thanks to everybody who voted in the poll.
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