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Wayne Rooney seals Player of the Month award

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Wayne Rooney has been named Manchester United's Player of the Month for September.

The 27-year-old was the Red Devils' stand-out player last month, scoring five goals in five appearances for the Premier League champions.

And Rooney has expressed his delight after being voted the club's Player of the Month by supporters on ManUtd.com and Twitter.

"It’s always nice to win any award and for this one to be voted for by the fans is special and something I’m very pleased about," the England international told ManUtd.com.

"I was just pleased to be back playing last month. Just being back on the pitch and playing has been great and it’s been nice to score a few goals as well."

Rooney netted his first goal of the season against Crystal Palace on 14 September before adding two more to his tally three days later against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.

The striker then netted a stunning free-kick in the Manchester derby against City - but that goal proved little more than a consolation for United, who were beaten 4-1.

And he scored his latest goal - his third direct free-kick of the month - against West Brom last weekend.

When asked which was his favourite goal, Rooney replied: "I’d say my one against Crystal Palace.

"It was my first goal of the season, and it’s always important to get that first goal as it gives you the belief to kick on and score more."

Rooney receives a new trophy for his efforts - as well as a donation to a charity of his choice.

"I'm donating the money to the Young Enterprise charity in Trafford," Rooney added. "It’s a charity that teaches school children important skills for when they start their working life."

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