Marcus Rashford wins Premier League Player of the Month for January

Red-hot Marcus Rashford wins Premier League Player of the Month for January with goals against Man City and Arsenal… while Gunners boss Mikel Arteta gets the manager’s accolade as they went unbeaten at the top

  • Marcus Rashford was named Premier League Player of the Month for January 
  • It included Rashford’s role in Man United’s 2-1 win in the Manchester derby 
  • Mikel Arteta won the equivalent manager’s accolade as Arsenal went unbeaten 

Marcus Rashford has been named as the Premier League’s Player of the Month for January, after his role in helping Manchester United beat their city rivals in the derby, while Mikel Arteta won the manager’s equivalent for his role guiding Arsenal.

The England striker was part of Erik ten Hag’s side which turned it around against Manchester City to beat them 2-1 on January 14. 

It is the second time this season that Rashford has claimed the award, having also nabbed it for his performances in September last year. 

Meanwhile, this is Arteta’s third Manager of the Month award during the 2022-23 campaign, and his fifth overall.  

Rashford’s January saw him feature in four of United’s league games, including Bournemouth and Man City, while he scored three times, including a corker to open the scoring during their narrow defeat to league leaders Arsenal. 

Marcus Rashford was named Premier League Player of the Month for January with three goals

The Manchester United striker was instrumental in their comeback to beat Manchester City

Mikel Arteta won his third Manager of the Month award of 2022-23, as Arsenal went unbeaten

Arsenal’s month saw them retain their lead at the top of the Premier League, going unbeaten in the league with a goalless draw against Newcastle United followed by vital victories against Tottenham Hotspur and Man United. 

However, they did not go unbeaten in all competitions, as Man City eliminated them from the FA Cup.  

Manchester United’s successful January spell saw them stay in the Premier League’s top four, while they also made it to the FA Cup fifth round, and a solid first-leg performance against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup semi-final was consolidated with a 2-0 win on Wednesday to take them to the final at Wembley this month.   

It is the third time Rashford has claimed the Player of the Month award issued by the English top flight, having first won it in January 2019.

On receiving the award, Rashford posted it on Instagram alongside him holding the Manchester United Player of the Month trophy.

The caption read: ‘The last month couldn’t have gone better for me. On a personal note, it’s the first time I’ve won these awards together and hopefully not the last. Thank you to my teammates, the coaches, my family and the fans for helping me to win these awards’.  

So far during the 2022-23 season, Man City’s Erling Haaland received the award for August in his first month of Premier League action following his big-money move to the Etihad, while Newcastle’s Miguel Almiron won the accolade in October.

Because of the league’s World Cup break, a joint November-December award was issued for the last two months of 2022, which was claimed by Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard.

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Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard won the same accolade for November-December

Arteta previously won Manager of the Month in August and then the last two months of 2022 

On the manager’s side, Arteta won in August, before Man United’s Erik ten Hag claimed the September prize, and Newcastle gaffer Eddie Howe took home the gong the following month.

Arteta also claimed the joint November-December award for his work from the dugout, alongside his midfielder Odegaard’s player prize. 

February’s Premier League fixtures begin with a full compliment of games across this weekend, starting with Chelsea against Fulham on Friday night.

Arteta’s Arsenal go to Everton on Saturday lunchtime, while Rashford’s Manchester United host Crystal Palace at 3pm that afternoon.

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