Angel Di Maria has capped off a memorable start at Manchester United by scooping the club’s Player of the Month award for September.
The Argentinian playmaker was the runaway winner in ManUtd.com’s online poll, gaining 68 per cent of the votes. The runner-up was fellow summer signing Ander Herrera with 23 per cent, while the other nominee, Rafael, was picked by 9 per cent of voters.
Di Maria was in excellent form throughout his first full month for the Reds. Not only did he open his account with a fine strike in the 4-0 win over QPR and play a part in United’s other three efforts that day, he netted an early goal of the season contender at Leicester City with a stunning lofted finish and then impressed again in the victory over West Ham.
“I am very happy to have received the award but I’ve got to stress that it’s all about the team,” Di Maria told ManUtd.com. “I’m happy that my career here at Manchester United has started very well, and I hope that what I’m doing out there on the field is helping us to pick up points and victories.”
Asked about his highlight of the last month, he added: “I think it would be the two goals I’ve scored so far. They were decent goals and I was pleased with them, and I think it’s probably goals that help you win awards like this. Above all, though, I’d like to say that I have been working hard to help the team pick up good results – that hard work is important, and I think it has helped me win this award.”