Rashford named Premier League Player of the Month

Friday 03 February 2023 11:00

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for January 2023.

Taking to the field four times in the league across the month, United picked up seven points from a possible 12, including a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Manchester City at Old Trafford.

Rashford scored the all-important winner in that derby, as well as netting in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth and 3-2 defeat at Arsenal. Marcus also played in our 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

His tally for this campaign now currently stands at 18 strikes in 31 appearances across all competitions, with nine of those goals coming in our league campaign.

Following a stunning pass from Luke Shaw to pick out Bruno Fernandes, our no.10 was on hand to notch his first goal of 2023 against Bournemouth, tapping home into an empty net after Fernandes had cleverly laid the ball on a plate for him.

His match-winner against City soon followed, as Alejandro Garnacho's superb work in the build-up found Marcus unmarked, to prod him in front of a delirious Old Trafford crowd in M16.

In our final league fixture of the month, Rashford struck a beautiful long-range drive past Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale to hand Erik ten Hag's men the lead, only for the Gunners to snatch a late winner through Eddie Nketiah in the capital.

This is the second time this term that our no.10 has picked up the Premier League Player of the Month award in 2022/23, after doing so for September, too.

Congratulations, Marcus!