Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for November 2023.
Ten Hag beat off competition from Andoni Iraola, whose Bournemouth team have collected 13 points from their last possible 18.
The former Ajax manager also had competition from Luton Town’s Rob Edwards and Newcastle United’s Eddie Howe, but he beat both men to the prestigious prize.
This is Ten Hag’s third Manager of the Month award after clinching the prize in September 2022 and February 2023.
The Dutchman led his team through an unbeaten run in the month as United climbed up to sixth on the league log.
The Red Devils started the month with a 1-0 win over Fulham, as Bruno Fernandes’ late goal ensured they claimed all three points at Craven Cottage.
Man United welcomed Luton Town to Old Trafford on November 11 and found the Hatters a tough nut to crack. Victor Lindelof’s goal at the hour mark was the difference.
United closed the month with a 3-0 win over wounded Everton. The Toffees were still nursing their loss of ten points following the Premier League’s sanction.
However, despite Everton’s spirited display, a wondergoal from Alejandro Garnacho, a Marcus Rashford penalty and a neat Anthony Martial finish earned United the win.
United went through November without conceding, and Ten Hag has received this accolade for his stellar work.
December did not start well for United as they lost to Newcastle, but they have since bounced back with a win over hapless Chelsea.
Ten Hag will be hoping his side can find consistency in the coming weeks and months.
United are only nine points off Arsenal at the top of the pile, and a winning run could fire them into the title race as they keep searching for their first league crown since 2013.
United defender Harry Maguire also won the Player of the Month prize for a fantastic month.
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