Premier League Awards: January 2019

Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Marcus Rashfoid have been named as the Premier League’s Manager and Player of the Month for January, while Andre Schurrle of Fulham claimed the Goal of the month award. 

These two were rewarded for their contribution to the Manchester United’s up revival in the first month of 2019. Rashford saw off competition from team-mate Victor Lindelof as well as Tom Heaton, Joshua King, Alexandre Lacazette, and James Ward-Prowse, while Solskjaer came out on top beating Sean Dyche of Burnley and Southampton’s Austrian manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Player of the month: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

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The Manchester United forward was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for January, after a string of wonderful performances for the Old Trafford side’s resurrection in form. The English international has been in magnificent form since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the new United boss, scoring three times in his four games in January.

After claiming the award, Rashford said, “Playing consistently gives you the opportunity to be up for these awards.

“It’s the first time I’ve won the award and I think only the second time I’ve been up for it, so it’s a good one to win.”

Manager of the month: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United)

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The caretaker boss was named Premier League manager of the month after an unbeaten start to his reign at Old Trafford and striker Marcus Rashford clinched the player of the month award for January. Solskjaer, who replaced Jose Mourinho in December, became the first United manager to receive the award since long-time Alex Ferguson in October, 2012 during the season when the club last won the league title.

After winning the prize, the United boss said, “It means we’ve been the team of the month, both the staff and the players, so we’ve done well.

“We want to be winning games, we want to move up the table and this is the start of it.”

Goal of the month: Andre Schurrle (Fulham)

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Andre Schurrle has won the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award for January after his sublime strike against Burnley was deemed the best. He beat off competition from Sergio Aguero, Willian, Marcus Rashford, James-Ward-Prowse, Callum Wilson and Diogo Jota to claim the accolade.

Speaking to the Premier League on his goal Schurrle said, “I saw Denis and the ball was just beautiful. “I just tried to control it somehow and get a shot off and obviously I hit it quite well.

“Yeah, it was a beautiful goal. When I look at it the control and the shot were quite beautiful, so it’s probably [in my] top three.”

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Premier League Awards: December

Premier League Awards: December

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Virgil van Dijk have been named as the Premier League’s Manager and Player of the Month for December, while Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace claimed the Goal of the month award

These two were rewarded for their contribution to Liverpool’s cause in the last month of 2018. Van Dijk saw off competition from team-mate Mohamed Salah as well as Felipe Anderson, Eden Hazard, and Harry Kane, while Klopp came out on top beating Nuno Espirto Santo, Mauricio Pochettino, and Maurizio Sarri.

Player of the month: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named Premier League Player of the Month for December, in doing so becoming the first defender to win this award since Tottenham Hotspur center half Jan Vertonghen won it in 2013. Van Dijk had a staggering December for Liverpool, securing their place at the top of the Premier League with seven wins out of seven games, with four clean sheets, two assists and a goal against the Wolves.

“I didn’t know that but I’m very proud to win this,” he told the Premier League after receiving the trophy at Liverpool’s Melwood training base.

“All credit to everyone that helped me win it and the fans who have been supporting me. December was a great month and hopefully, we can keep going.
“It was a fantastic month for all of us, there were some great games. I enjoyed every bit of it. The Arsenal game was a great game to play in – it was obviously a fantastic win.”

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Manager of the month: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp won the Premier League Manager of the Month award for December.
The German coach received the award on Friday having led his side to victory in all seven of their top-flight matches throughout the last month. The Anfield-based side scored 22 times and conceded just three during those games, with that impressive record leading Klopp to describe December as ‘special’. Klopp was first named manager of the month in September 2016.“It’s nice, the icing on the cake,” he said, upon being presented with the prize.

“It was a very successful but difficult month. Each game felt like the most important one of the season. It was unbelievable. The intensity was massive but that’s what made it a special month.”

Goal of the month: Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace)

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Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend won the Premier League Goal of the Month award for December, following his sublime volleyed effort against Manchester City at the Etihad. Townsend scored in what was one of the highlights of the season, as Palace battled against the reigning champions in their own arena and secured a 3-2 victory. Townsend’s goal was the jewel on the crown, catching the ball in the sweetest way possible on the volley from around 35-yards out.“We got a free-kick and the ball’s dropped out of the air. I just thought, ‘Yeah, it’s sat up perfectly, I’m going to hit this’,” the player Premier League upon receiving his prize.

“I didn’t really know how good a goal it was. Everyone was saying, ‘It was incredible, it was the best goal I’ve ever seen.’ I just thought it was a volley from outside the box and it’s not until I watched it back, then I thought, ‘Oh wow, maybe that is a bit special’.”