Date: 8th February 2008 at 5:34pm
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Our excellent January form earned the player of the month and the manager of the month award for United: Cristiano Ronaldo and obviously, Sir Alex Ferguson landed Barclays’ prizes.

The Reds won four out of four in the Premier League in the first month of 2008, without conceding a single goal. Ronaldo provided a fine backheel that set up Carlos Tevez’s winner against Birmingham, scored a hat-trick – his first ever in United colours – against Newcastle United, clinched the 2-0 win over Reading with a stoppage time solo effort then scored a quickfire a double against Pompey, the second, according to his boss, was the best free-kick ever scored in the Premier League.

It is a bit of a landmark for Fergie: he’s landed his 20th managerial award. Ronaldo, after only four and a half years in England, has only three – but everyone would be surprised if this amount remained so low…