Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has beaten Algeria and Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez to the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for August/September in the Premier League.
Leicester’s Mahrez and West Ham’s new signing Dimitri Payet were alongside Martial on the final three-player shortlist for the Premier League, which was reduced from an initial shortlist that also included Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo (Watford), Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea City), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Graziano Pelle (Southampton), David Silva (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) and Ashley Williams (Swansea)
The Frenchman who joined United on Deadline Day from Monaco for an initial £36m, a record fee for a teenager, scored three goals in his first two Premier League games, as well as putting in a man-of-the-match performance in the 3-0 win over Sunderland.
PFA Fans’ Player of the Month awards for August/September
Premier League: Anthony Martial (Manchester United)
Championship: Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday)
League One: George Moncur (Colchester)
League Two: Graham Carey (Plymouth)