The English Premier League have released last month’s awards. And Cristiano Ronaldo is September’s best player, already, in just his first month back at Manchester United (football transfers). At the same time, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has become the Manager of the Month for September. According to Premier League for September 2021, Ronaldo is the player of the month, while Arteta is the best manager.
Ronaldo Is the Player of the Month, while Arteta Is the Best Manager
Premier League Player of the Month – Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has become the Premier League Player of the Month for September 2021.
That’s because he made a huge impact on his return to Old Trafford, the English Premier League press office reports. He only just re-joined Man United from Juventus back on August 31st.
The Portuguese star has already managed to score 3 goals in as many Premier League appearances for the Reds.
And already, Ronaldo has won his fifth Player of the Month award across his entire career. He won 3 league titles in a row at his first spell in the club between 2003 and 2009.
And this latest 2021 EPL award is the first Player of the Month that he has received since March 2008.
Cristiano Ronaldo topped a six-man shortlist that also included five other nominees. They were Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Ismaila Sarr (Watford).
Premier League Manager of the Month – Mikel Arteta
Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has gotten the most votes for the best Premier League manager in September.
The Spaniard claims the award for the first time, the official Premier League website reports.
This is because he lead the Gunners to victory in all three matches they played in September (football news). And these three wins were especially special following three August’s defeats in a row.
“It’s a great feeling, it means we went on a good run and won matches,” Arteta said, while accepting the honour. “But for me it’s much more than that. It’s about the people involved, the people who work with me and how grateful I am to have them.
“The level of trust, implication and passion that they show working alongside me every day, that gives me the strength and then the belief in the players that they can do it, and that they are good enough to win matches and that we believe in them.”
The 39-year-old has won the award by outpacing such heavyweights as Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Graham Potter and Dean Smith.