Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen was recently announced as the club’s player of the month for September.

The award was fully deserved for the new signing despite firm competition from the likes of Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane and Marcus Rashford, who won the recent Premier League award.

Eriksen has been excellent since joining the club on a free transfer in the summer, and the fans have shown their appreciation by voting him for the award.

He has been speaking about the honour, and admitted he did not even know the club ran monthly player awards when he joined.

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Eriksen thrilled to win award

Eriksen explained that his previous clubs Ajax, Tottenham, Inter Milan and Brentford did not run monthly club awards like Manchester United do.

He said: “I’m grateful and thankful for the people voting. I mean I wasn’t sure when I arrived about there being a Player of the Month every month.

“I think it’s the first club I’ve been at where you have that but, again, it means a connection with the fans and they feel part of it and I am pleased that they voted for me.”

Eriksen would surprise nobody if he continues his strong form and wins the award in October. He really has been terrific and Manchester United fans fully appreciate his contribution, having lacked a midfielder of his quality for years.

The 30-year-old has started every game for club and country this season so far and this will change next month, however, with rotation key for United’s success.

The team have a staggering nine games in October beginning with an away fixture against Manchester City this coming weekend, followed by a trip to Omonia in Cyprus and then another away game against Everton the following Sunday.

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