Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven on November 25, 2015 at Old Trafford in Manchester, England(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Manchester United have arguably the best weapon in attack in the Premier League in Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swede has already scored a couple of winners for his side in the first three games of the season and is at the top of the list of players with most goals in the Premier League this season.

He has been an influential player for the side even in the game against Hull City where he was not on the score sheet and is slowly becoming an impact player in the Premier League.

He will be an important part of the puzzle for Manchester United in the league and also in Europe this season and is already winning individual awards since his move to England.

Ibrahimovic lifted the Community Shield in his first ever match for the Red Devils and he is now named as the ‘Player of the Month in Europe’ for the month of August.


In a continent wide poll which saw more than 60,000 people vote, Zlatan was just ahead of Sami Khedira to win the award for the first month of the domestic season.

He was 2000 votes ahead of the Juventus midfielder and has stamped his authority even in England. The only other player to appear in the top 10 of these rankings is Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.

Here are the full standing for the first month of the leagues:

  1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – 10 points
  2. Sami Khedira (Juventus) – 9 points
  3. Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain) – 8 points
  4. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) – 7 points
  5. Alexanre Lacazette (Lyon) – 6 points
  6. Arda Turan (Barcelona) – 5 points
  7. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 4 points
  8. Marcos Asensio (Real Madrid) – 3 points
  9. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 2 points
  10. Andre Schurrle (Borussia Dortmund) – 1 point

Each month, our experts will nominate the two best players from each of the ‘Big Five’ leagues (Premier League, Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1) – and it’s up to you to vote for the European Player of the Month.

Each monthly winner will receive 10 points, second place gets 9 etc – and these will count towards the overall season ranking.

It will be interesting to see if any of the players from the Premier League managed to find themselves on the list on a constant basis.

Who do you think was the best European player in August?


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