City's EDS midfielder secured the prize after enjoying an outstanding first month in the new campaign, scoring successive hat-tricks to help Brian Barry-Murphy’s side make an unbeaten start to the new Premier League 2 season.
McAtee claimed a second half treble in our first home game of the 2021-22 campaign against Blackburn, helping City come from 2-1 down to claim a thrilling 4-2 victory.
A week later, the 18-year-old claimed another magnificent hat-trick as City secured a superb 4-2 derby victory away to Manchester United.
The Premier League Football Development Panel nominated and chose the 18-year-old as this month’s winner after PL2 club coaches picked out the best performance by an opposing player in each of their league matches during the month.
Everyone at Manchester City would like to congratulate James on his award.