Premier League confirm nominees for Player & Manager of the Month for February 2024

  • Seven players make the shortlist for February's POTM award
  • Ten Hag, Arteta & Guardiola to battle for manager's prize
  • Last month's winners fail to make the cut
Hojlund is up for the award
Hojlund is up for the award / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

The Premier League have unveiled the shortlists for the Player of the Month and Manager of the Month awards for February 2024.

Last month was dominated by Liverpool as Diogo Jota won the POTM prize and Jurgen Klopp took home the MOTM award, but neither have made it on to February's shortlist.

Here's a closer look at this month's nominees.

Premier League Player of the Month shortlist - February 2024

Bukayo Saka
Saka could take home the prize / Julian Finney/GettyImages
  • Phil Foden (Man City)
  • Joao Gomes (Wolves)
  • Pascal Gross (Brighton)
  • Rasmus Hojlund (Man Utd)
  • Rodrigo Muniz (Fulham)
  • Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
  • Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

Phil Foden played every minute of Manchester City's five games in February and ended with a cool four goals to his name, while on the other side of the city, Manchester United's Rasmus Hojlund will be among the favourites to take home the prize after racking up five goals and an assist in four games.

Surprisingly, neither player was the top scorer across February. That honour goes to Bukayo Saka, who bagged six in four games in what was a perfect month for Arsenal.

Rodrigo Muniz netted four in just 329 minutes of action for Fulham, while Ollie Watkins' outrageous form continued with another four goals and two assists to add to his tally.

Wolves midfielder Joao Gomes makes the cut after shining in wins over both Chelsea and Tottenham and leading the league in tackles. Pascal Gross of Brighton is also up for the prize, with four assists and a goal to his name.

Premier League Manager of the Month shortlist - February 2024

Erik ten Hag
Ten Hag could win for the second time this season / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
  • Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
  • Erik ten Hag (Man Utd)
  • Pep Guardiola (Man City)

Just three managers up for the award this month. We start with Mikel Arteta, whose Arsenal side were the only team with a perfect winning record in February. The Gunners beat Liverpool, West Ham United, Burnley and Newcastle United, scoring 18 times and conceding just twice.

Erik ten Hag is up for his second award of the season. November's winner oversaw three wins from four games as Manchester United clawed their way back into the race for the top four, securing big wins over Aston Villa and West Ham United.

Rounding things out is Pep Guardiola. Manchester City won more points that any other side in February - they did play five games to pick up 13 points - with a 1-1 draw with Chelsea the only blot on an otherwise perfect record.