Rashford wins Premier League award
Congratulations to Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, who has been named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for September 2022.
With fixtures against Crystal Palace and Leeds United postponed due to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Erik ten Hag’s side only played twice in the league during the month - Leicester City on 1 September and Arsenal three days later.
But the Reds were still impressive in clinching a couple of wins, with Rashford proving key in both encounters.
In the away clash with the Foxes, our no.10 kept his composure to slot a pass through to team-mate Jadon Sancho for the only goal of the game.
Rashford then played a part in all three strikes against Arsenal, as United saw off the league leaders to rise up to fifth in the table.
First, he set up a debut goal for new boy Antony, before scoring twice himself, at the Stretford End, to end the Gunners’ unbeaten run in front of a fervent Old Trafford crowd.
His four goal involvements in September – no PL player managed more during the month – were enough for Rashford to see off competition from the likes of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
It is the second time Marcus has won this particular award: he previously came out on top back in January 2019.
“Yeah, it’s a good feeling,” he told club media, when asked how it felt to win.
“I think we didn’t start the season so strongly so to [then] get four wins on the bounce [in the league] is really good.
“The challenge now for us all is to maintain that and to keep winning games.
“I think everyone’s chipped in to be fair. The four wins have been good team performances and the important thing for me is that we’ve got better as time’s gone on. Hopefully we can carry on that trend and keep improving.
“It is still fairly new with the manager. We’ve got much better at doing the things that he wants us to do but there are still lots of steps we need to take. We’re all looking forward to just working hard and doing that together.”
Amen to that, Marcus – and well done on your award!