Select a Team

Fergie & Arshavin win awards

United boss and Arsenal schemer recognised for April efforts

Last Updated: 08/05/09 8:54pm

  • Share:
Ferguson: Award winner

Ferguson: Award winner

Sky Bet

Sir Alex Ferguson has won the Manager of the Month award for April, while Arsenal playmaker Andrey Arshavin has picked up the Player of the Month prize.

Manchester United boss Ferguson has been awarded the April accolade after guiding the Premier League leaders to four wins out of four during the month.

The reigning champions started the month with a dramatic 3-2 home win over Aston Villa, with teenage match-winner Federico Macheda repeating the trick in the following game against Sunderland.

United then beat Portsmouth 2-0 in a rearranged fixture before coming back from two goals down to thump Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 at Old Trafford at the end of the month.

Ferguson's men have started May with a 2-0 win at Middlesbrough before securing a spot in a second successive UEFA Champions League final after a 4-1 aggregate win over domestic rivals Arsenal.

It is the 23rd time that Ferguson has been named Manager of the Month and the second occasion this season after he picked up the honour in January.

Arshavin award

Meanwhile, Russian schemer Arshavin has won the Player of the Month prize after scoring five goals in four Premier League appearances in April.

Arshavin is quickly demonstrating he can be a success in English football following his transfer window move from Zenit St Petersburg and has sparkled in recent weeks.

He capped an influential display with a goal in the 4-1 win at Wigan before a stunning individual performance in the 4-4 draw at Liverpool.

The 27-year-old scored all four of the Gunners' goals and his absence from the club's Champions League plans was sorely felt.

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Bertrand's rise at Saints

Bertrand's rise at Saints

We examine how Ryan Bertrand has blossomed at Southampton ahead of Tuesday's return to Chelsea.

Premier League and FA Cup hotlist

Premier League and FA Cup hotlist

Who were the best players at the weekend? We take a look at the man-of-the-match performances in our hotlist.

El Clasico talking points

El Clasico talking points

Magical Lionel Messi ignites La Liga title race, while Sergio Ramos' ill-discipline proves costly - five key talking points from El Clasico.