Angel di Maria
Angel Di Maria has enjoyed an impressive start to life at UnitedLaurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Angel Di Maria has claimed his career at Manchester United "has started very well" after he received the club's Player of the Month award for September.

Having joined United from Real Madrid on 26 August for reportedly £60m, the Argentinian made his debut in the third Premier League game against Burnley on 30 August, with his side only securing a 0-0 draw.

But Di Maria started to prove his worth in September during his home debut against QPR, leading his side to a 4-0 victory with one goal and one assist.

The former Real Madrid star also shined against Leicester City, scoring an amazing goal and providing another assist, but even so United couldn't avoid a 5-3 defeat.

Having also played his part in the 2-1 victory over West Ham at the weekend, the Argentinian international has scooped the September player of month, claiming 68% of the votes, with fellow summer signing Ander Herrera picking up 23%, while the other nominee, Rafael, trailed with 9% of voters.

Di Maria claims he is very happy about the way his career at Old Trafford has begun, despite the Premier League giants' disappointing start to the season.

"I'm happy that my career here at Manchester United has started very well, and I hope that what I'm doing out there on the field is helping us to pick up points and victories," Di Maria said to ManUtd.com.

"I am very happy to have received the award but I've got to stress that it's all about the team,"

When questioned about his September highlights, he added: "I think it would be the two goals I've scored so far."

"They were decent goals and I was pleased with them, and I think it's probably goals that help you win awards like this. Above all, though, I'd like to say that I have been working hard to help the team pick up good results.That hard work is important, and I think it has helped me win this award."

Nevertheless, after securing only two victories (plus two draws and two defeats) from their six Premier League games, United are seventh in table, already eight points behind leaders Chelsea, and have also been knocked out from the Capital One Cup following a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Milton Keynes.