Gary Lineker bemused after Cristiano Ronaldo is named Prem player of month over Salah 'who should have won comfortably'

GARY LINEKER believes Mohamed Salah should have won the Premier League player of the month award 'comfortably' over Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Manchester United forward pipped Salah to the award after scoring three in a barnstorming return to English football.

But Lineker believes Salah – who also scored three in September – should have been the recipient of the award.

The England legend tweeted: "He’s been terrific, but Mo Salah should’ve won this…. comfortably."

Fans are divided on who should or shouldn't have won the award.

One responded to Lineker, saying: "Has he been terrific? Two keeper gaffs v Newcastle, tap in v West Ham, Man U as a team were pretty poor in September and Ronaldo didn't contribute much at all beyond those 3 goals. Salah light years ahead."

Another said: "Couldn’t agree more he’s most probably the best player in the world at the moment."

Other fans are celebrating Ronaldo's achievement. Ronaldo last won the award back in March 2008.


A Ronaldo fan said: "36 years of age, and he wins the Premier League POTM in his first month back.

"The worst mistake a Cristiano Ronaldo hater could make? Doubting him."

It's not just football fans who can see the impact Ronaldo is having on Man Utd.

Team-mate Luke Shaw explained how the forward has 'raised the levels' at the club.

He told talkSPORT: "He’s definitely raised the levels. I think there’s no question why he’s been one of the best players in the world over the last ten years. The way he conducts himself, the standards he sets, and his mentality is one of the best I’ve ever witnessed.

“It’s only good for us as teammates to be surrounded by someone like that, who will only raise the bar. We need to follow that.

"Everywhere he goes, he wins, and that’s why – because the standards he sets are so high.

“We need equal those standards and push in the right direction with him and as a team.

"I haven’t had to mark him yet. But he’s very sharp, always in the right position to score the goals, and his movement is one of the best I’ve ever seen.

“It’s no surprise he’s scoring goals and he has been for many years because he’s always in the right place at the right time.

"That’s a sign of a world-class player.”

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