Ronaldo surpasses Rooney to set a new Manchester United record

The Red Devils forward has won the Premier League Player of the Month prize for the second time this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Wayne Rooney as the Manchester United player with the most Premier League Player of the Month awards.

The Portuguese ace won the Player of the Month for a sixth time on Thursday after topping the polls for April 2022. It moves him one clear of former teammate Rooney in the Manchester United record books.

It’s also the second time Ronaldo has won the Player of the Month since his return to Old Trafford last summer, having topped the polls in September as well.

Only Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero have claimed the award more times than Ronaldo. The pair have won it a record seven times in their respective careers.

Ronaldo scored five goals in four appearances for Manchester United in April, including a match-winning treble against Norwich – which was also his 50th club hat-trick.

CR7 topped an eight-man shortlist comprising Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathan Collins (Burnley), Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United), Thiago (Liverpool), and Leandro Trossard (Brighton & Hove Albion).

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