Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the EA SPORTS Player of the Month for September 2021 after making an instant impact on his return to Manchester United.
The Portuguese scored three goals in as many Premier League matches after re-joining Man Utd from Juventus.
“Thanks to all my team-mates at Man Utd, couldn’t have done it without them. Let’s keep working hard and the results will come!”
It is Ronaldo's fifth Player of the Month award, having won three successive league titles in his first spell at Old Trafford before leaving for Real Madrid in July 2009, and it is his first since March 2008.
That gap of more than 13 years between Player of the Month prizes is the longest in Premier League history.
Ronaldo enjoyed a dream first appearance on his return to the club, scoring two goals in the 4-1 home victory over Newcastle United.
2021/22 EA SPORTS Players of the Month
August: Michail Antonio (WHU)
September: Cristiano Ronaldo (MUN)
October: Mohamed Salah (LIV)
November: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)
December: Raheem Sterling (MCI)
January: David De Gea (MUN)
February: Joel Matip (LIV)
March: Harry Kane (TOT)