Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford beat Kevin De Bruyne and Alex Iwobi to win Premier League Player of the Month for September.
The Manchester United star claims the prize after being involved in all four of his side’s goals in the wins over Leicester City and Arsenal that extended their winning run.
The 24-year-old topped a six-man shortlist that also included Philip Billing, Kevin De Bruyne, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Alex Iwobi and Jacob Ramsey.
He won after the public’s votes on the EA SPORTS website were combined with those of a panel of football experts.
“It’s a good feeling,” Rashford said. “We didn’t start the season so strongly so to get four wins on the bounce is really good.
“It’s still fairly new with the manager and we’ve got much better at doing the things he wants us to. But there are still a lot of steps to take and we’re all looking forward to doing that together.”
Rashford scored both of his September goals in the same match as Man Utd ended Arsenal’s perfect start to the season, but it was his involvement in the other goal against the Gunners that stands out for him.
“My favourite moment of September was an assist actually!” Rashford added.
“Antony’s first goal, on his debut. It was a massive moment and it gives us strength and courage, and seeing him come into the team and score right away is massively important.”
Rashford wins the award for the second time in his career after first earning the prize in January 2019.