Which United player should be crowned Player of the Month?

Thursday 22 September 2022 10:00

Having extended our unbeaten Premier League run to four games and recording our first European victory of the season in the Europa League, it's been a pretty successful September for all members of Erik ten Hag's squad.

But with October now in our sights, one of the toughest asks for you, the fanbase, is who to crown this month's Player of the Month for September.

Jadon Sancho, Christian Eriksen and Raphael Varane are all in the running, with the trio all performing to the highest of standards to ensure success on the pitch for the Reds this month.

Sancho of course found the net in both our victories against Leicester City and Sheriff Tiraspol, while Eriksen's midfield performances married with Varane's resolute defensively display's makes for a difficult decision when crowning our overall winner.

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Rob Dawson of the ESPN was full of praise for Varane, as he spoke on the latest episode of The Debate most recently.

''He [Raphael Varane] is a Rolls-Royce of a centre half,'' Dawson began. ''He reads the game so well and never gets flustered or caught out in silly positions. I think he has brought a calming nature to that defence.

''That back five have been outstanding and as long as United keep clean sheets, they will win more games than not, obviously. I think he has been absolutely outstanding and as long as he keeps fit, United will continue to go forward.

''I think he deserves a lot of credit, particularly for his attitude as well. It's easy to judge a players performances, but we have a World Cup winner, a 4x Champions League winner who has been told at the start of the season that he is not going to start the first two games of the season and that you have to bide your time and work your way back into the team, and he has.''



Christian Eriksen has continued to shine in his midfield outings alongside Scott McTominay of late, settling into Ten Hag's plans with a minimum amount of fuss, playing somewhat deeper than most would expect.

The Athletic's Laurie Whitwell waxed lyrical about our Danish midfielder, insisting he is the key metronome at the heart of our midfield of late.

''I still think Eriksen [deserves September's Player of the Month award] for the way he contributes in so many different ways,'' he said.

''He's so integral to moving the whole shape of the team on and I totally take Maysy's point that it all starts from the back and if you have that more secure base then you can be more creative up-front. I just think he has changed the dynamic of what United can achieve.''