The most expensive teenager in world football Anthony Martial has beaten Nigerian hotshot Odion Ighalo to the September Player of the Month Award accolade.
The Nigerian has been in superb form so far this season but lost out on the award to the French international who also the French teenager also scooped the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month prize for September.
Martial made an immediate impact at Old Trafford after his £36m arrival from AS Monaco in the summer and become the first Red Devils player to earned the accolade since Robin van Persie back in April 2013.
He beat off competition from his United teammate Daley Blind, Watford striker Odion Ighalo, Tottenham Hotspur keeper Hugo Lloris, West Ham United schemer Dimitri Payet and Leicester City attacker Jamie Vardy.
Surprisingly, Martial was edged out for the club’s own monthly award in one of the closest-ever fan polls on ManUtd.com as Spanish midfielder Juan Mata pipped him by a mere two per cent to win the award.
Martial had a great international break with France and was highly instrumental especially in the 2-1 win over Denmark and will be hoping to replicate that form against Everton tomorrow in the Premier League.