JESSE LINGARD – 6 (2) appearances / 4 goals
There has been so much to admire from United as an attacking unit and the England international has been at the heart of most of our intelligent combination work. He scored four times over the course of the month, including our equaliser in the eventual defeat at Anfield, and his superb brace at Cardiff suggested he is back to his best form. By getting in the right areas, as he did against Liverpool, he also supplied a quickfire leveller in the draw with Arsenal and is developing his finishing prowess. Somebody who runs tirelessly, adds impetus to our play and knits things together, he also supplies assists – such as the one for Anthony Martial’s beauty against Cardiff.
PAUL POGBA – 5 (1) appearances / 4 goals
He might have been left on the bench for a couple of matches but has roared back to his brilliant best since Solskjaer took temporary charge. Although he did not score at Cardiff, he claimed three of the assists and was a driving force behind an excellent team display. The last two outings at Old Trafford have allowed the World Cup winner to illustrate his full range of talents, scoring doubles in the wins over Huddersfield and Bournemouth. Asmir Begovic managed to tip his effort onto a post to deny the Frenchman a hat-trick but his all-round performances have been at the highest level. Although he did not begin the month at his best, he ended it with such a bang that he is a real contender for the award.
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