October award for Fergie and Mata

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson and Juan Mata have been named Premier League manager and player of the month respectively for October.Manchester United went on an unbeaten run in October, scoring ten goals as they defeated Newcastle, Stoke and Chelsea, and Ferguson has been honoured, the 27th time he has claimed the monthly prize.News of his award came on the 26th anniversary of his appointment as Manchester United manager and he was delighted to pick up the honour.“We’ve got a great set-up here, I’ve got great staff, and the players of course – they are the reason I’m getting this award. There is no question about that, so I am very pleased,” Ferguson commented.Mata, meanwhile, scored three goals for Chelsea during the month and set-up another three to keep the Blues’ title hopes alive.“My main job is to assist not to score, but of course the best feeling if you are a football player is scoring goals, so this month has been very good for me,” Mata, who was named Player of the Month for the first time, said.last_img read more