Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United has earned his second award of the month. The Premier League Player of the Month for September was Ronaldo. In his first month back at Old Trafford, the Portugal international scored three league goals in three outings.

That total featured a double against Newcastle on his second debut, which sent Old Trafford into raptures.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea, Ismaila Sarr of Watford, Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle, and Joao Cancelo of Manchester City were all in contention.

Ronaldo was awarded United’s player of the month last month, beating out David de Gea, Jesse Lingard, and Mason Greenwood.

Accolades rolling in already

It didn’t take long for Ronaldo to resume winning prizes while wearing a red shirt.

For the balance of the season, he should be able to score roughly a goal per game. That would put him in contention for both the Golden Boot and the PFA Player of the Year awards.

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Ronaldo has won the accolade for the first time since March 2008, when he led Manchester United to Premier League victory.

That season was his most productive for United, with 42 goals in all competitions. Last month, when Bruno Fernandes took the late penalty against Aston Villa instead of him, Ronaldo could have had even more league goals.

That Villa loss was his only game of the month in which he did not score, and it would be surprising if his recent honours were his only ones this season.