A month that saw Manchester United pick up maximum points without conceding a single goal has culminated in Sir Alex Ferguson and taking the Barclays Manager of the Month award for January.
Ferguson guided Manchester United to the summit of the Barclays Premier League following a perfect start to 2009. The Red Devils began the year in style with a convincing 3-0 defeat of Chelsea at Old Trafford. Three days later, Wayne Rooney's first minute strike was enough to see off in-form Wigan.
Dimitar Berbatov secured another three points for the defending champions at the Reebok Stadium as Bolton Wanderers were beaten in injury-time. United's 5-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns saw them make it a record 11 consecutive Barclays Premier League clean sheets before a penalty, courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo, proved enough to defeat a stubborn Everton side.
The Barclays Manager of the Month award is Ferguson's 22nd award.