Player of the Month: Who will you vote for?

Monday 01 March 2021 15:00

Although we normally nominate three candidates for Manchester United's Player of the Month award, there are four names in the frame for February's prize.

After much discussion, our club media team found it impossible to exclude Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James, Luke Shaw or Scott McTominay so all of them are in with a shout of landing the prize.

Visit our Official App to have your say on who should win the award by voting in our poll. The winner will be announced on Wednesday afternoon in the build-up to our Premier League game at Crystal Palace.

February was another hectic month for the Reds but we remained unbeaten across the eight matches in all competitions. It included a sensational record-equalling 9-0 victory over Southampton, the defeat of West Ham United in the Emirates FA Cup and comfortable progress past Real Sociedad in the Europa League.

Sunday's 0-0 stalemate at Chelsea was the fourth draw in February but Newcastle United were beaten 3-1 at Old Trafford in our last home league fixture.

Although Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also received nominations from our panel, these were the four stand-out performers in our eyes...

See how Bruno scored against West Brom from Shaw's cross.


Another productive period for the Portuguese playmaker who started all the games bar the FA Cup win over West Ham. Never wanting a rest, he contributed six goals, including a double in the Europa League win at Real Sociedad. There was also a spectacular strike and dynamic performance against Everton, while he was unlucky to hit the bar in the second leg against La Real at Old Trafford. He was Man of the Match in three of the eight fixtures.

Appearances: 7 (1)
Goals: 6
Key stat: Only Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has scored more Premier League goals this season than our inspirational no.18.

Daniel James touches in Bruno Fernandes's header to make it nine against Southampton.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels the Wales winger is back to his very best and that has been evident in some exceptional performances of late. Despite coming on towards the death in the 9-0 romp against Southampton, he got in on the act by touching home the final goal. His next outing was the 4-0 triumph against Real Sociedad, when he sparkled and again found the net towards the end, squeezing the ball home from a tight angle. A third strike in three games followed, with a firm drive against Newcastle, when he was voted Man of the Match. Unlucky not to score with a header in the second leg against La Real, his energetic pressing also drew praise from the manager at Chelsea.

Appearances: 5
Goals: 3
Key stat: The speedy wide-man already has more United goals this term (5) than the whole of last season.

All the angles of Scott McTominay's FA Cup winner against West Ham.


A powerful performer who continues to grow in influence, the midfielder has overcome an injury lay-off to earn a place on the shortlist. The Scotland international scored in three successive home games within a week, against Southampton, Everton and West Ham. The extra-time winner against the Hammers set up a quarter-final date with Leicester City and helped him claim the Man of the Match award. A quicker-than-expected recovery from injury allowed him to perform well at Chelsea on Sunday, and help the Reds keep another clean sheet in a big game.

Appearances: 5 (1)
Goals: 3
Key stat: The homegrown talent is only behind Fernandes and Rashford when it comes to goals at Old Trafford this season (6).

Luke Shaw tees up Edinson Cavani's header against Southampton.


The left-back has maintained an extremely high level of form and was in strong contention for last month's award. Although the defender didn't score, he was only denied by Everton keeper Robin Olsen's smart save in the 3-3 draw. There has been more evidence of his dangerous balls into the box, from open play and set-pieces, including the cross for Bruno's goal at West Brom. He also supplied the assists for Wan-Bissaka's opener and Edinson Cavani's bullet header against Southampton. An inviting free-kick allowed McTominay to head in against Everton and the defender's driving runs are a key feature of our attacking play.

Appearances: 5 (1)
Goals: 0
Key stat: Luke's five assists in the Premier League this term represents his best-ever tally in the division.


A reminder that the poll is now open in the 
Official App. Voting closes on Wednesday 3 March and we'll announce the winner prior to the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.