Marcus Rashford is the deserved recipient of Manchester United’s October Player of the Month award.
Rashford earned the award ahead of midfielders Fred and Bruno Fernandes.
The man of the moment netted five goals last month, including a spectacular hat-trick from the substitutes bench as United hammered RB Leipzig in the Champions League group stages.
Rashford also fired in the winner as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side secured a second victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the Parc de Princes in 18 months.
The 23-year-old’s ability to match his incredible work in tackling child poverty off the field with impressive performances in a red shirt has been special.
But personal adulation isn’t everything for Rashford and this award would have done little to improve the mood after Sunday’s extremely frustrating 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal.
The defeat was United’s third in four Premier League games at Old Trafford, and the Reds desperately need to address their worrying home form.
Rashford has vowed that United will fight back after their latest setback.
“It’s been tough,” he told United’s official website.
Obviously, we’ve had a lot of big games and games we need to get points in. It’s been a bit up and down but it’s like that sometimes.
Like you say, it’s been an alright month but, for now, it’s all about sticking together and finding a way to win games and really picking up the belief.
“We always bounce back when we don’t do so well and I think it’s another one of those times. We have to come together as a team, get back to the basics, and win games.”
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