Premier League confirm Player of the Month for February

  • Rasmus Hojlund named Premier League's Player of the Month for February
  • Man Utd striker scored five goals and added one assist in four games
  • Denmark international broke Premier League record during fine month of action
Hojlund enjoyed a fine February
Hojlund enjoyed a fine February / EA Sports FC 24

Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund has won the Premier League's Player of the Month award for February.

Hojlund continued his fine form last month and scored in each of United's four league games, firmly putting any doubts about him after his slow start to life in England to bed.

The Denmark international also became the youngest player ever to score in six successive Premier League matches having also netted in his two prior appearances.

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Hojlund began February with a phenomenal all-round performance in United's dramatic 4-3 win at Wolves, scoring once and also providing an assist for Marcus Rashford.

He followed that up with the opening goal in United's 3-0 triumph over West Ham back at Old Trafford before breaking the deadlock in a crucial 2-1 win at top-four rivals Aston Villa a week later.

Hojlund's crowning moment came when he scored an early brace away at Luton Town, bagging the opener inside the first minute and then securing his brace in style. Alejandro Garnacho's mis-hit shot came spiralling towards Hojlund, who reacted quickly to chest the ball back towards goal to put United 2-0 up. Erik ten Hag's side would go on to win 2-1.

"I'm very happy," Hojlund told United's club channels. "Of course, it's a big privilege to get this award, especially with the other contenders who were nominated as well. So yeah, I'm very grateful and happy for the award."

He added: "I always like to say I have the confidence before I go into the game. Of course, you get a little bit more momentum going into the game when you've scored.

"You feel like you're in good form and in a good flow and you just want the next game to come. They can't come fast enough!"

When asked which of his goals from February was his favourite, Hojlund replied: "[I'm scoring] all types of goals, but my favourite one probably has to be the chested one against Luton, which I really liked.

"When you're in a good flow, these things just come more naturally to you, I think.

"I was probably not aiming to put it that well into the goal, but I was quite impressed by my own thought, like trying to get my body towards the goal and trying to see if I could actually get something out of it, which I ended up doing it to perfection, I would say."

Unfortunately for Hojlund, he has missed United's last three games in all competitions after sustaining a muscle injury. The Red Devils have lost both of their Premier League matches in that time, falling 2-1 at home to Fulham before surrendering the lead in a 3-1 defeat to neighbours Manchester City. They did, however, secure progress to the sixth round of the FA Cup having seen off Nottingham Forest 1-0 late on at the City Ground, setting up a tie at home to rivals Liverpool.