Rashford and Kevin De Bruyne are pick of the nominees for the PL player of the month award this month.

With Anthony Martial still out injured, Rashford has continued to hold Cristiano Ronaldo at bay at Old Trafford, scoring twice and assisting twice this month.

Because of Queen Elizabeth II’s death and accompanying state burial, Erik ten Hag’s team only played two Premier League games this month, winning both against Leicester City and Arsenal.

Rashford set up Jadon Sancho’s goal in the 1-0 win over Leicester before putting through Antony to open the scoring against Arsenal, and he grabbed a second-half brace to hand the league leaders a 3-1 defeat.

The 24-year-old has now been recognised for his efforts with a Premier League Player of the Month nomination, but he was again overlooked for a place in the England squad by Gareth Southgate following a muscular injury.

“There were certain players we wanted to keep involved this time, but that said it doesn’t mean that this is the end for some of the others who aren’t involved,” Southgate said after naming his squad for September’s games with Italy and Germany in the UEFA Nations League.

“Marcus Rashford, for example, has shown some encouraging signs recently. He is a player we know well so if he can perform at a high level in the next few weeks, he of course will be under consideration.”

Rashford and Manchester United will return to Premier League action on October 2 against Manchester City, where fellow nominee Kevin De Bruyne will look to build on a strong September.

The Belgian playmaker had three assists as the defending champions drew with Aston Villa and beat Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this month, and he is one of three Big Six players up for the prize.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg contributed to his team’s back-to-back victories against Fulham and Leicester, scoring against the former and setting up another in the 6-2 thrashing of the Foxes.

Elsewhere, Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi has received a nomination after assisting Neal Maupay’s winner against West Ham United and playing the whole 90 minutes in the Merseyside draw with Liverpool.

Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey is another name on the list, having set up Leon Bailey’s equaliser against Manchester City before scoring the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Southampton.

Finally, Bournemouth’s Philip Billing’s outstanding month is topped off with a nomination after the Denmark international netted against Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United, the latter being a stunning long-range effort.