LONDON, England – Marcus Rashford won the prestigious PFA Vertu Motors Premier League Fans’ Player of the Year award for the 2022–23 season after a season that featured outstanding performances from some of the Premier League’s top players. The Manchester United forward’s superb performances improved not only the standing of his side but also cemented his status as a potent force in English football.
Rashford’s contribution to Manchester United’s respectable third-place finish was obvious throughout the entire season. The backdrop that his prior season offered just serves to highlight how extraordinary this accomplishment is. His 2021–2022 season was statistically his least successful, making his comeback and winning this award all the more noteworthy.
The forward’s path to success was characterized by consistently outstanding performances in vital games, frequently scoring at critical times. Rashford demonstrated his talent, tenacity, and adaptability throughout the course of 35 Premier League games, racking up an astounding total of 17 goals and five assists.
His admirable efforts were acknowledged by the PFA Vertu Motors Premier League Fans’ Player of the Month award, which he won once during the season, as well as by the supporters. His subsequent victory in winning the prestigious season-end prize was foreshadowed by this recognition of his outstanding monthly accomplishments.
Rashford faced a lot of tough opposition on the way to this triumph. Surpassing the extraordinary achievements of other football greats was necessary to win the title. A close competitor was Erling Haaland, the Manchester City striker who set records for most goals in a single Premier League season. He won three PFA Vertu Motors Premier League Fans’ Player of the Month honors during the campaign for his constant excellence.
Haaland’s countryman and Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard demonstrated his strength by competing for the top slot. Odegaard’s second-place result is a testament to his outstanding on-field leadership and contributions to Arsenal’s campaign. During the season, the midfielder received two PFA Vertu Motors Premier League Fans’ Player of the Month nominations.
Odegaard’s colleague at Arsenal, Bukayo Saka, showcased his budding talent with four nominations for the prize during the 2022–23 season. He achieved a good fourth-place finish in the competition for the coveted title thanks to his consistent presence and noteworthy performances on the field.
Kevin De Bruyne, who leads the league in assists and is well known for his superb playmaking skills, took sixth place. The top six were completed by the legendary Harry Kane, a former Tottenham Hotspur striker who now plays for Bayern Munich.
Rashford’s triumph in this fiercely contested competition is evidence of his unwavering commitment, personal development, and unmistakable impact on Manchester United’s performance. It is genuinely admirable how he developed from an exceptional young performance to an accomplished player who can guide his team to victory. Rashford’s selection as the PFA Vertu Motors Premier League Fans’ Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2022–23 Premier League season is evidence of his ongoing influence on English football.