Revealed: United's Player of the Month

Saturday 02 October 2021 10:30

Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted Manchester United's Player of the Month for September by the club's supporters.

The Portuguese superstar, who re-signed for the Reds on the last day of August, started the month with his grand return to Old Trafford, scoring a brace on his comeback to the Theatre of Dreams in our 4-1 win against Newcastle United.

Away at West Ham United the following weekend, our no.7 scored a crucial equaliser as we came away with three points from the capital following a dramatic ending, which included a screamer from Jesse Lingard and a penalty save from David De Gea.

In between those games, Cristiano had also scored on his return to the European stage, against Young Boys in Bern. He concluded the month in typical CR7 fashion, netting a 95th-minute winner in front of the Stretford End as the Reds beat Villarreal 2-1.

All five of Ronaldo’s goals from September Video

All five of Ronaldo’s goals from September

Here's why Ronaldo was crowned the United and Premier League Player of the Month for September...

Although it was our prolific forward who came out on top in the voting, it was a close call and a two-horse race for the award.

David De Gea put in several outstanding performances, particularly against the Hammers and the Yellow Submarine, games in which he claimed the Man of the Match award.

The two other candidates were Jesse Lingard and Mason Greenwood.

Our no.14 scored the Reds’ winner against his former club West Ham, provided the assist for Ronaldo’s winner against Villarreal and scored our final goal against the Magpies at the start of the month.

Greenwood, having won the award for August, continued his fine form and started all the Premier League fixtures.

Although the 20-year-old - he celebrated his birthday on Friday - didn't score during the month, he has provided a constant attacking threat for United.

Congratulations, Cristiano! Here’s to many more goals and awards over the coming months and years.

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