The title holders won all three Barclays Premier League matches, including the remarkable 8-2 home victory against Arsenal.

Sir Alex Ferguson is no stranger to the award and becomes Barclays Manager of the Month for an unprecedented 26th time in his distinguished career.

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To kick-off the club's title defence the side achieved a victory away to West Bromwich Albion, and scored three goals against Tottenham Hotspur to secure a 3-0 win at Old Trafford. The phenomenal 8-2 win against Arsenal cemented the club's place at the top of the table alongside rivals Manchester City, who also have a 100 per cent record.

Sir Alex has introduced new signings such as Phil Jones and Ashley Young who have contributed strongly, together with young players including Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley who seemingly have made the transition effortlessly to the first team.

The decision was made by the Barclays Awards Panel that includes representatives from football's governing bodies, the media and fans.