Spurs ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Louis van Gaal’s side with three goals in six minutes from Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Lamela himself, and it was the Argentine who got 42.6 per cent of the votes after the final whistle despite the fact there were some other very worthy candidates for the accolade.
Lamela has divided opinion for much of his time at White Hart Lane, however this season there is no doubt he has upped his game and his performances against both Manchester clubs have been nothing short of sensational.
Tottenham headed into the match 10 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City and knowing that anything other than a win would all but end their hopes of claiming the title.
But instead of letting panic set in they were composed, slowly playing their way into the game before bursting into life after half-time and leaving United’s defence in tatters.
Lamela has now well and truly arrived, and he will be hoping to take the Champions League by storm next season.