Martial wins Prem player of month, but Mata gets United award

Date published: Friday 16th October 2015 10:32

Anthony Martial: The league's Player of the Month

Anthony Martial has been named Premier League player of the month, despite Juan Mata winning the September award at Manchester United.

Marital joined United for signed for £36m, potentially rising to £58m, on the final day of the transfer window and the 19-year-old scored three league goals last month, the first coming on debut against Liverpool followed by two more against Southampton and that was enough for him to take the league’s award.

However, Mata was the club’s player of the month after starting all six games, scoring against Southampton, Sunderland and Wolfsburg and claiming three assists.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino bagged the Premier League manager of the month award.

Spurs won all their three of their Premier League fixtures in September, including an impressive 4-1 win over leaders Manchester City.

It is the first manager of the month award for Pochettino since the Argentinian took over at Spurs, although he also won it with Southampton in January 2013.

Pochettino said the award was recognition for the efforts of everyone at the club.

“It’s a collective honour because we must recognise first our players, all coaching staff and the fans,” he told the club website.

“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.”

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