Date: 11th January 2007 at 6:12pm
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Cristiano Ronaldo has become the third player in the history of the Premiership to have won the Player of the Month award for two consecutive months.

Manchester United’s Portuguese winger dazzled everyone with his outstanding displays and free-scoring form in December and it’s no surprise he got Barclay’s monthly award again, having secured it in November, too.

Only two previous players managed to win the award in two consecutive months and they are Robbie Fowler and Dennis Bergkamp. In terms of consecutive awards Ronaldo has left behind the likes of Eric Cantona, Alan Shearer or Thierry Henry who never managed to put together two such magnificent months in a row during their illoustrious career.

Ronaldo earned a dubious penalty at Middlesbrough, scored the final and decisive goal in the Manchester derby then he scored braces against Aston Villa, Wigan and Reading. His displays were largely responsible for United’s successful festive period and he deserves most of the credit for our current six-point advantage.

‘I am really pleased to win this award for the second month in a row,’ Ronaldo told ManUtd.com.

‘December was a busy and crucial period for us. The whole team is playing well at the moment and I am enjoying every minute of it. Let’s hope we can continue our good work.’

Congratulations, Cristiano! It really could not go to anyone else this time.