Marcus Rashford has been named Manchester United Player of the Month for January after cementing his place as a regular starter under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 21-year-old scored three goals in six appearances as a central striker across the month to help United remain unbeaten under new management, earning two Man of the Match accolades along the way.

Paul Pogba (36%) and Victor Lindelof (26%) have been similarly as impressive under Solskjaer and were Rashford’s rivals for the award, but the lively forward pipped the former by receiving 38% of supporters’ votes.

Rashford was also nominated for the December award but was beaten to it on that occasion by Pogba, and now he’s claimed Player of the Month status for the first time since September 2016.

His stunning curled finish against Brighton & Hove Albion and the cooly-placed strike at Tottenham Hotspur were both decisive goals in their respective victories and increased his goal contribution tally for the season to nine goals and six assists in all competitions.

Lindelof joins Rashford on the six-man shortlist for Premier League Player of the Month too, whilst Solskjaer is in pole position to be named Manager of the Month at the first time of asking after eight wins from eight.