The Spaniard has seen off competition from international team-mate Ander Herrera to claim the award for October, with full-back Antonio Valencia finishing third.
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has won the club’s Player of the Month award, seeing off competition from Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia.
The Red Devils have revealed that it is the closest poll they’ve ever had, with Mata taking 198 more votes than Spain international team-mate Herrera with a total of 90,000 submissions counted.
The former Chelsea midfielder has been one of the stand-out performers during what has been an indifferent start to the 2016-17 campaign for Jose Mourinho’s side.
United won just two games in October, the EFL Cup derby victory over Manchester City and a 4-1 Europa League triumph against Fenerbahce.
Mata was the hero in that cup clash at Old Trafford, scoring the winning goal after 54 minutes, but he was unable to help his side beat Burnley in Saturday’s stalemate at Old Trafford.