Sir Alex Ferguson has capped a perfect month by landing the Barclays Manager of the Month award for September.
Ferguson led Manchester United to the top of the Barclays Premier League table after taking maximum points from testing fixtures at Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City as well as a tempestuous Manchester derby against local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Despite falling behind early on, the Red Devils recovered to beat high-flying Tottenham (3-1) at White Hart Lane. United then beat their resurgent local rivals in a Barclays Premier League classic which saw Michael Owen score an injury-time goal to secure a 4-3 win.
Manchester United maintained their 100% record in the month after second-half goals from Dimitar Berbatov and John O’Shea saw off the challenge of Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, to move last season’s champions to the top of the table at the expense of Chelsea.
This is Sir Alex Ferguson’s 24th Barclays Manager of the Month honour.
The decision was made by the Barclays Awards Panel, which includes representatives from football’s governing bodies, the media and fans.