It was a trying end to September for Manchester United but we still have three nominees in the frame for our latest Player-of-the-Month award.
Reds goalkeeper David De Gea, August's star man Luke Shaw and midfielder Marouane Fellaini are in contention for the prize, following their efforts throughout the month. The time period includes the wins over Watford, Burnley and Young Boys, draws with Wolves and Derby County (plus the subsequent penalty shoot-out defeat) and the weekend loss at West Ham United.
Jose Mourinho's side began September brightly but are now looking to bounce back from a tough week by winning October's opening fixture, the Champions League game against Valencia at Old Trafford.
Take a look at our brief summary of the trio's performances and then have your say...
DAVID DE GEA - 5 appearances, 2 clean sheets
Our no.1, and reigning Player of the Year, was particularly impressive in the victory at Watford, with a crucial stop in the dying seconds from Christian Kabasele preserving the three points. He also made a smart save to thwart Raul Jimenez against Wolves, arguably his best intervention of the month, and the Spaniard shut out Young Boys when they made a positive start in Bern. A clean sheet was also secured at Burnley and he was blameless in the reverse at West Ham.
MAROUANE FELLAINI - 4 (2) appearances, 1 goal
The big Belgian has played with his usual tenacity and determination, making an impact at both ends of the pitch. Of course, he scored the injury-time equaliser against Derby as a substitute, even if it ultimately proved in vain, but he has been a handful for defenders throughout the month. Indeed, it was his header back into the danger zone that allowed Chris Smalling to blast the eventual winner at Watford. Effective at clearing set-plays from his own area, he has earned praise from the manager for his form.
LUKE SHAW - 4 appearances, 0 goals
The left-back already has one monthly award to his name this term and has maintained a high level of performance, even if he has expressed disappointment at the way the last couple of Premier League games have gone. The defender missed the win at Watford, as a precaution after the head injury he sustained with England, and also sat out the Carabao Cup tie but he has still impressed with his efforts to get up and down the flank. It was his corner that led to Marcus Rashford scoring at the London Stadium last weekend, to register a first assist of the campaign.