Manchester Utd & City players up for September Premier League awards - see who’s nominated and where to vote

Both United and City have representatives in the latest round of monthly nominees.

<p>Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Cancelo. Credit: Getty.</p>

Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Cancelo. Credit: Getty.

Five Manchester-based stars are up for September’s Premier League awards.

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo marked his first month back in the English top flight with three goals in as many games as the Red Devils picked up six points.

A double against Newcastle United inspired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to a 4-1 win, while he got the side back on level terms against West Ham United a week later.

Could Ronaldo win a fifth Player of the Month award? Credit: Getty.

That impressive contribution has seen him nominated for the September 2021 Player of the Month award. The former Real Madrid and Juventus man has previously won the prize on four occasions during his first spell at United.

However, Ronaldo will have to fend off competition from his international team-mate Joao Cancelo, who is also up for the award. The full-back played every minute for a Manchester City side who didn’t concede a single goal in September, while Cancelo contributed an assist for Gabriel Jesus’s goal against Chelsea last weekend.

Elsewhere, Jesse Lingard is up for the Goal of the Month award for two separate strikes, the first coming in the win over Newcastle and the second was his sumptuous winner against the Hammers. Bruno Fernandes is also a nominee in this category, for his pile driver against Newcastle.

Across the city, it’s Pep Guardiola who is up for the Manager of the Month award having guided the champions to seven of nine available points, including excellent away victories over Leicester City and Chelsea.

Full list of nominees

Player of the Month:

Joao Cancelo- Manchester City

Cristiano Ronaldo- Manchester United

Antonio Rudiger- Chelsea

Allan Saint-Maximin- Newcastle United

Mohamed Salah- Liverpool

Ismaila Sarr- Watford

Goal of the Month:

Bruno Fernandes v Newcastle United (11 Sep)

Jesse Lingard v Newcastle United (11 Sep)

Romelu Lukaku v Aston Villa* (11 Sep)

Andros Townsend v Burnley (13 Sep)

Naby Keita v Crystal Palace (18 Sep)

Matty Cash v Everton (18 Sep)

Jesse Lingard v West Ham United (19 Sep)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang v Tottenham Hotspur (26 Sep)

*First goal

Manager of the Month:

Mikel Arteta- Arsenal

Pep Guardiola- Manchester City

Jurgen Klopp- Liverpool

Graham Potter- Brighton & Hove Albion

Dean Smith- Aston Villa