Juan Mata was awarded Manchester United’s Player of the Month for September 2015.
The Spanish native started in all six of United’s contests across September of which the club came away with five victories. The 27 year-old forward tallied three goals and three assists in September, including a wonderfully cheeky backheel to set up Chris Smalling’s go ahead goal to beat Wolfsburg.
Mata was not without close contention for the award, although he captured 44% of the vote, break-out superstar Anthony Martial was just two percentage points behind him in the running.
Both have had strong showings in September that Van Gaal and teammates are certainly hoping persist through October.