Player of the Month: Who will you vote for?

Thursday 25 March 2021 15:00

Luke Shaw faces competition from two team-mates as he bids to retain Manchester United's Player of the Month accolade.

The classy left-back, who is with England ahead of the opening World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Wembley, was excellent throughout March as the Reds were unbeaten in five games, conceding only one goal, before the Emirates FA Cup defeat to Leicester City last time out.

Considering the defensive solidity, it is probably no surprise that keeper Dean Henderson and centre-back Victor Lindelof are also nominated, with Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Mason Greenwood unlucky to miss out on a place on the three-man shortlist.

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 Monday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men opened the month with a goalless draw at Crystal Palace before securing a quite brilliant 2-0 away triumph at Premier League leaders Manchester City in the derby.

A 1-0 victory over West Ham United was sandwiched between two tight Europa League ties with AC Milan, with the Reds eventually knocking the Italians out, thanks to Paul Pogba's precious away goal at the San Siro.

Unfortunately, a 29-match domestic unbeaten away run came to an end with the 3-1 reverse to Leicester City last weekend but there will still be much to play for when the Reds return to action after the international break.

Read a recap of our three nominees' performances in March and cast your vote...


The homegrown keeper was Man of the Match at Crystal Palace when his late save from Patrick van Aanholt preserved a point in the Selhurst Park mist. He followed it up with another shut-out in the derby, producing an assured display on the big stage. Although beaten by Simon Kjaer's injury-time header in the first leg of the Europa League clash at Old Trafford, he followed it up by keeping everything out against West Ham and AC Milan over in Italy, including one fine stop to deny ex-Red Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Although we conceded three times at Leicester, Dean has helped ensure United have been extremely difficult to breach of late.

Appearances: 6.
Clean sheets: 4.
Key stat: Kjaer's goal was the only one the England international conceded across a run of eight appearances for the Reds, prior to losing to the Foxes.

Recap Dean Henderson's performance in the San Siro against AC Milan.


The composed Sweden international has looked the part even though he has been carefully managed due to a back injury. Some pundits reckoned his performance in Milan was up there with his very best in a United shirt and he was also excellent in the wins over Manchester City and West Ham. Some vital interceptions and interventions from inside the Reds' box have caught the eye and he handled fellow countryman Ibrahimovic well when Zlatan came off the bench in the Europa League. Although part of the side beaten at the King Power Stadium, there has been no denying the consistent form of the central defender.

Appearances: 4.
Clean sheets: 3.
Key stat: The cup defeat ended a run of 13 matches without defeat for Victor, since the Carabao Cup semi-final exit to Manchester City early in January.

See Victor Lindelof's crunching tackle in the Manchester derby.


February's winner has continued to be a driving force down the left flank and scored a rare goal in the Manchester derby, when beating Ederson with a precise low finish. The England international was voted Man of the Match at the Etihad Stadium and again in the narrow victory over West Ham. Not only does he defend with a mixture of strength and calmness under pressure but he is a real attacking threat with his charges forward and delivery into the box. United did not concede in the four games he started in March.

Appearances: 4 (2).
Goals: 1.
Clean sheets: 4 (when starting).
Key stat: No defender has carried the ball into the final third more times than Luke in this season's Premier League.

Why Luke Shaw earned Man of the Match against West Ham.


A reminder that the poll is now open in the Official App. Voting closes on Monday 29 March, when we'll announce the winner.