Marcus Rashford’s quick-fire hat-trick tops off dominant United display

Striker comes off bench to help side thrash RB Leipzig at Old Trafford

Marcus Rashford  scores Manchester United’s  second goal past RB Leipzig’s  goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi during the  Champions League Group H  match at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/AFP via Getty Images

Marcus Rashford scores Manchester United’s second goal past RB Leipzig’s goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi during the Champions League Group H match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/AFP via Getty Images

 

Manchester United 5 RB Leipzig 0

Super sub Marcus Rashford’s first Manchester United hat-trick inspired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to a 5-0 statement win against last year’s Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig at Old Trafford.

A week on from their deserved triumph at finalists Paris St Germain, United continued their 100 per cent start to Group H by securing a first home win of the season in some style.

Rashford was the hero in the French capital and was key again on Wednesday, netting a treble off the bench as Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood also scored against Bundesliga leaders Leipzig.

It was a devastating attacking performance that means United look set to reach the knockout phase after just two matches of a tough-looking section.

The hosts went in at the break ahead through a fine, low strike from Greenwood but Julian Nagelsmann’s Leipzig looked threatening, leading Solskjaer to turn to his bench.

What a decision that proved to be. The video assistant referee gave the green light to Rashford’s first goal from fellow sub Bruno Fernandes’s pass, with the forward swiftly following that up with an impressive second.

Martial took the penalty he won as United ran amok, with star man Rashford wrapping things up and completing his hat-trick.

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