Manchester United may be the fifth team on the log presently but their swag in the Premier League for now is second to none.

In attestation to the big transformation that has happened in the ranks of the Red Devils since the unceremonious exit of Jose Mourinho from the club, the Premier League Manager and Player Award is going to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Marcus Rashford respectively.

Solskjaer has been crowned Premier League manager of the month for January, becoming the first person to win the award at Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 1999 treble winner has enjoyed a superb start since taking caretaker charge of his former club following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December.

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Solskjaer has won nine of his first 10 matches in charge in all competitions, with United securing 10 of the 12 Premier League points available last month.

Quite delighted to earn this prestigious accolade, Solskjaer 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.”

Rashford on his part won the EA Sports Player of the Month award for January after scoring three goals in four Premier League appearances.

It meant United won the player and manager of the month double for the first time since Dimitar Berbatov and Ferguson won the January 2011 awards.

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.”


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