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Cristiano Ronaldo named Premier League's player of the month for September 2021

Written by:
Payton
Published on:
Oct/14/2021

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't take long to acclimatize to life in the Premier League after joining Manchester United from Juventus, and he was awarded Player of the Month in September.

On his return to England, the No.7 scored twice as Manchester United defeated Newcastle United 4-1. Ronaldo's third goal of the month, as well as his sixth Player of the Month award, came against West Ham.

In November 2006, Ronaldo earned his first Player of the Month title, followed by two more in December of the same year, before winning two more in January and March of 2008.

According to the latest football scores, it is the 40th time a United player has won the award, with Paul Ince being the first in October 1994 and Bruno Fernandes being the most recent before Ronaldo in December 2020.

Cristiano, who is currently on international duty with Portugal, turned to social media to express his gratitude to his new teammates for their contributions to the achievement.

“Proud to be elected Player of the Month among so many great players in the Premier League. Thanks to all my teammates at Man United, couldn’t have done it without them,” he said. “Let’s keep working hard and the results will come!”

Ronaldo beat Liverpool's Mohamed Salah who was seen by many as the favourite for the award, Manchester City's Joao Cancelo, Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, Newcastle striker Allan Saint-Maximin, and Watford winger Ismaila Sarr to win the September honour.

October presents yet another chance for Ronaldo to have a go at the trophy for the second month in a row, and fans can firn the latest football scores today and bet on upcoming matches with Vwin, the top Asian bookmaker where global leagues come alive. 

It comes after the returning icon scored three times in three league matches this month, including a brace on his second United debut in a thrilling 4-1 triumph at the Theatre of Dreams versus Newcastle United.

He scored the equalizer in the Reds' 2-1 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium a week later, and he also played 90 minutes in United's third and final Premier League game of September against Aston Villa.

Since drawing with Everton at the start of October, Ronaldo and his teammates will be aiming to get back on track when the league resumes on Saturday. United face a tricky tie against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. 

Records continue to follow Ronaldo

Meanwhile, the Portuguese star broke yet another international record against Qatar during the international break, the 36-year-old great achieving yet another incredible accomplishment.

On Saturday, Portugal played Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts, in a friendly, and Ronaldo was in the right position at the right time to open the scoring, making Qatar the 46th country against whom the Manchester United star has scored.

The new mark comes only a month after Ronaldo broke the record for most men's international goals scored with a brace against the Republic of Ireland, as the Portuguese superstar continues to break records.

Despite the fact that he is 36 years old, Ronaldo continues to dominate the international scene. At his age, most pros have already retired from international duty, let alone playing at the highest level domestically.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner's new achievement adds to his record-breaking goal total and record-breaking amount of European appearances, with 180 for Portugal throughout his career.

 

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