Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford claimed January’s Premier League Player of the Month award, winning the individual accolade for the first time in his career. Under new head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who himself picked up the Manager of the Month award, the England forward scored three goals in four appearances during the month. He claimed the prize ahead of teammate Victor Lindelof, Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, and in-form strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Josh King. The 21-year-old is the first United player to win the award since Zlatan Ibrahimovic in December 2016 – and the second Marcus, after Marcus Bent for Ipswich in January 2002.
The forward recently passed 100 Premier League appearances, and his recent performances in a central striking role have brought his current goal tally to a curent personal best of nine in the Premier League. Six of those have come under the management of Solskjaer (below), with a first season in double figures now a formality.