Manchester United R.P. at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford came off the bench to shoot a stunning hat-trick as he dropped Leipzig.
The United Man of the Match, who was the hero of the Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain last week, scored his first triple for the club 5-0.
Rashford made his manager Ole Gunner the only substitute in the history of United to score a hat-trick.
Marcus Rashford comes off the bench to score a hat-trick for Manchester United on Wednesday
R.P. in the Champions League group stage. He threw a three-pointer in the demolition of Leipzig 5-0
The England striker posted a message on social media: ‘Can’t stop laughing, for which I have been waiting a long time. I wish there had been fans to enjoy it with me. ‘
Rashford replaced Mason Greenwood, who scored United ‘s opening goal with his first shot in the Champions League in the 63rd minute, and may have got another one, but agreed to allow Anthony Marshall to take the penalty for fourth.
“A little (a discussion) yes, but I’m confident Anthony will take them, so no problem,” he said.
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‘When I got to the tempo the manager told me, of course, that for us it means moving forward, of course there are places.
‘We were able to find gaps. It seemed like we could score every time we went forward. ‘
Soulscare, who scored his hat-trick against Nottingham Wilderness in February 1999, paid tribute to Rashford, but tried to manage expectations after Paul Scholes told PD Sport that he could score 25 goals this season.
“Now is not the time to think about how many goals you are going to complete. Until you focus on the next job, training tomorrow, of course he only played 30 minutes,” the United boss said.
Rashford may have scored four goals five minutes before United spot-kick for designated penalty shooter Anthony Marshall.
Ole Gunner praised the striker’s attention after Soulscare showed his second half
‘One step at a time. If you progress far beyond yourself, you are going to lose focus. Marcus has shown that he can focus on the important things on and off the field at this time.
‘It’s so good he’s coming off the bench today.
‘Before the game I said Anthony was going to take that penalty, that’s all. Looking at the starting team, it was Anthony or Paul (Pokpa) who had to pick it up, and Paul was knocked out. ‘
Soulscare said the new signature Alex Dallas was not available after a positive test for the corona virus.
Rashford became the second United player to score a hat-trick off the bench in 1999 after Soulscare scored four goals in an 8-1 win over Nottingham Forest.
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‘He’s been out for a few days, no symptoms, so he’s fine, soon.’
Victory United take control of Group H after beating last season’s finalists PSG and now the semifinals.
It was a tough experience for Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsman, one of Europe’s brightest coaches, who saw the Bundesliga take the leaders to the end.
‘This is a bad decision for us,’ Knucklesman said. ‘It was a little crazy because I thought we did well after we agreed on the first goal.
“I wouldn’t have been 2-0 worse with the boys, but it was 5-0, so now it’s not making our journey easier.”