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Rashford Scores His First Hat-Trick for Man United

Rashford Scoresa His First Hat-Trick for Man United

Manchester United hammered RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League in Match day 2 but all the attention was grabbed by the Manchester United’s no.10- Marcus Rashford, who not only scored his first Manchester United hat-trick but also his petition, to end child poverty, has topped a million signatures, on the same day, as thousands of cafes, restaurants and local businesses stepped in to support Rashford’s initiative to be the voice of the voiceless.

ABOUT THE GAME

Mason Greenwood’s strike in the first half was the only goal separating the two sides as their defence looked solid and alert all the time.

In second half, Rashford and Bruno came off the bench at 63rd and 68th minutes respectively and completely changed tone of the game.

Taking on his usual tactics of 4-2-3-1, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men scored 2 goals in quick succession, both by Rashford. United got a late penalty when Martial was fouled in the area and it looked as if it would be taken by Rashford to complete his hat-trick but he put his team forward and let Martial take the penalty to score his first goal of 2020-21 campaign and get some confidence. Luckily, the England International was still able to complete his hat-trick in the dying moments of the match when Martial passed the ball to him and he fired past the goalkeeper.

Ex-United defender Rio Ferdinand said on BT Sport: “Wow. Marcus Rashford comes off the bench, he’s been on the front of the papers for all the right reasons and tomorrow he’ll be on the back of them. Him and Bruno were like magic. He was head and shoulders above Leipzig and made some defenders look like schoolboys.”

Another Ex-Manchester United player, Paul Scholes also commented, “he’s is doing both now (on and off the pitch). That was electric when he came on.”

SOME INTERESTING INSIGHTS FROM THE LAST GAME

  • This was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 50th match as manager in UEFA Competition with 61% winning rate.
  • RB Leipzig conceded more goals in this match (5) than they had across their previous 7 games combined in all competitions this season (3).
  • Marcus Rashford is the first Manchester United player to score hat-trick in a single half of CL game. He is the sixth man united player to score a hat-trick in CL era (since 1992-93) and first to do so since Robin Van Persie in 2014.
  • Rashford is just the second Manchester United player to score a hat trick as a substitute after… Ole Gunnar Solskjaer! (Remember when he smashed in 4 goals in 20 minutes vs. Nottingham Forest in February 1999 in the Premier League?). Ole must be proud.
  • Mason Greenwood(19 years, 28 days) is the second youngest Manchester United player to score in the UCL after Wayne Rooney. Rooney, on debut, scored a hat trick against Fenerbahce aged 18 years, 339 days.
  • Rashford scored the fastest hat-trick, in CL, as a substitute (in just 27 minutes).

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Written by khalid mustafa beg

An Army Brat and a defence aspirant, Khalid Mustafa Beg, currently pursuing B.A. LL.B. from Sharda University, hails from the hills of Jammu and Kashmir. He is a football and Manchester United fanatic and an avid reader of books and novels. He is a passionate and hard-working person who is disciplined in his approach and loves to spend time with his dear ones and is very jolly in nature. He has big ambitions and looks to give back to society and help others with his knowledge and influence.

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