Anthony Martial has been rewarded for his sensational start to his Manchester United career by being named the Barclays Player of the Month for September.
The France international’s arrival shortly before deadline day was met with much scepticism, largely due to United’a decision to shell out an initial £36 million on an unproven talent.
But the 19-year-old has responded with three Premier League goals in his opening four games for his new club including one 21 minutes into his debut in the 3-0 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, landed the Manager of the Month award after guiding Spurs to three wins in September, including a 4-1 victory at home to Manchester City.
“It’s a collective honour because we must recognise first our players, all coaching staff and the fans,” said the Tottenham manager.
“It’s good not just for me but for the whole club. It’s very important. Okay it’s ‘manager of the month’ but we need to recognise all people involved in the team. The whole club deserve this award.
“It was a fantastic month for us that started at Sunderland, which was a big win, and afterwards Palace and Manchester City. The Sunderland win very important because, after many draws, the team played well but we needed to win, and it confirmed our way.
“Also, Palace were a team who played very well since the start of the season. It’s true that the headlines will be the win against Manchester City. After you beat them, it was exciting for all, but every victory was very important.”