Cristiano Ronaldo is attempting to break another record after being nominated Premier League player of the month.
After getting his first nomination since returning to England, the Manchester United striker will be looking for his fifth award.
Ronaldo is only two awards away from shattering another record if he wins.
Sergio Aguero comes out on top with seven monthly awards, while Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard are tied for second with six.
This month, Ronaldo scored three goals in three Premier League games for Manchester United.
However, he will be up against some outstanding talent for the prestigious honor.
Man City’s Joao Cancelo, Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin, Liverpool’s Mo Salah, and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr have all been nominated.
Cristiano Ronaldo has also maintained his excellent form in Europe.
Ronaldo scored his most significant goal since returning United Wednesday night.
Villarreal, who defeated the Red Devils on penalties in the Europa League final last season, took the lead in the Champions League group stage encounter at Old Trafford.
In the second half, though, a spectacular strike from Alex Telles leveled the scores.
Then, in the 95th minute, Ronaldo scored a stunning goal to give his team all three points.
One person who was not shocked was manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who believes Ronaldo is as motivated to achieve as he has ever been.
Solskjaer said as per The Sun: “He’s done that so many times. When you saw him against the Republic of Ireland a few weeks ago [for Portugal], he missed a penalty early, didn’t touch the ball more or less and then scored two great headers in the last two minutes.
“That’s just what he’s done throughout his career. He’s so strong mentally. He stays in the game, I’ve seen him all day today, the way he’s built himself up for this game, how focused he’s been and when he gets that one chance, it’s a goal.
“But a true mark of a very good finisher is that he keeps calm when the chance arrives. He’s so good in front of goal and he has an impact on everyone – the crowd, the players, everyone.”