Marcus Rashford of Manchester United has won the “EA Sports Premier League Player” for September for the second time in his career.
He defeated Nigerians Alex Iwobi, Kevin De Bruyne, Jacob Ramsey, Philip Billing, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to win the highly coveted award.
Rashford contributed to the Red Devils’ victories over Leicester City and Arsenal in September’s two league games, extending United’s unbeaten streak. He scored twice and provided two assists in those victories.
The two goals were part of United’s remarkable 3-1 victory at Old Trafford over Arsenal.
After undergoing shoulder surgery that kept him out of action for more than two months the previous season, the 24-year-old striker found it difficult to rediscover his form.
He has contributed to five goals in six league games this season, though, suggesting that he has found his form again under new manager Erik ten Hag.
“It’s a good feeling. We didn’t start the season so strongly, so to get four wins on the bounce is really good,” said Rashford. “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.”
He admitted that his favorite moment of the month was when he assisted Anthony, a newcomer to United, to score on his debut against Arsenal.
“My favourite moment of September was actually an assist! Antony’s first goal on his debut,” he added. “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.”