Manchester United’s heavily criticised £36 million teenage signing, from A.S. Monaco, has won the PFA Player of the Month Award for his perfrormances in his first 3 Premier League games.
The French wunderkind fended off two other top players to win the award.
Riyad Mahrez has been integral to Leicester’s early surge up the Premier League table. He’s scored 5 goals and claimed two assists in the Premier League, during August and September.
The Algerian also greatly helped in the Foxes’ in their great escape last season, following his return from the African Cup of Nations.
West Ham United’s marvellous summer signing, Dimitri Payet has picked up just as he left off at Olympique Marseille. He secured 3 goals and 3 assists, in the Premier League, during the award period.
West Ham signing Payet was a true show of the Premier League’s strength. I for one thought that a team like Manchester City would snap up the Frenchman but instead, the Hammers managed to pull off one of the top signings of the summer, for just £10 million.
Payet managed to set up 21 Marseille goals last season, and score 7 for himself.
But the 19 year old Anthony Martial, and his 3 goals and 1 assist, saw him take the prize of the best player in the Premier League, during the first month of play.
Martial’s international coach, Didier Deschamps, has praised the top prospect on his award win:
“With all the racket that there was before and after his arrival, many have realised that he has the quality,”
“His start to the season, his effectiveness, these are all good signs. It’s good that he has taken the bull by the horns.”
Anthony Martial now looks to make more appearances for France in their friendly matches, during this international break.