Erik ten Hag

Ten Hag competing for Manager of the Month prize

Thursday 29 February 2024 12:00

Erik ten Hag has been nominated for the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award.

The Dutchman is bidding to win the prize for the fourth time, after a February which saw United win four out of five top-flight games.

Only a 97th-minute Alex Iwobi winner for Fulham on Saturday denied the Reds an unbeaten month in the league, as we continued our chase for Champions League football next season.

February began in dramatic fashion, as a late stoppage-time goal of our own, from Kobbie Mainoo, decided a seven-goal thriller in Wolverhampton.

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Proceedings were a little calmer three days later, when Alejandro Garnacho’s brace and another goal from Rasmus Hojlund helped us to a 3-0 victory over West Ham United at Old Trafford.

Scott McTominay’s 86th-minute header then settled a nervy visit to high-flying Aston Villa and helped us to put the pressure on Unai Emery’s side and Tottenham Hotspur in the European positions.

The winning run continued a week later, at Luton Town, with Hojlund - who is up for Player of the Month - at the double, before February ended in disappointing fashion against Fulham.

Harry Maguire’s equaliser preceded the announcement of nine minutes of injury time by referee Michael Oliver, but just as Old Trafford was expecting another last-gasp United intervention, Iwobi struck on the break.

Despite that setback, it was still a largely encouraging month in terms of results, with the Reds taking 12 points from a possible 15.

And Ten Hag is up against two big names as he seeks to add another Manager of the Month pot to the ones he previously claimed in September 2022, February 2023 and November 2023.

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Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta must be considered the favourite, with the Gunners winning all four games in February, scoring 18 times and conceding just twice in the process.

Pep Guardiola is also in the running, as Manchester City won four and drew one of their five fixtures.

You can help boost Erik’s chances by voting for him now, via the official Premier League website.