Champions League: Marcus Rashford gets first-ever Manchester United hat-trick with win over RB Leipzig

Marcus Rashford gets first-ever Manchester United hat-trick with win in win over RB Leipzig

Marcus Rashford gets first-ever Manchester United hat-trick with win over RB Leipzig

Marcus Rashford gets first-ever Manchester United hat-trick with win in win over RB Leipzig.

Marcus Rashford came off the bench to fire a stunning hat-trick as Manchester United thrashed RB Leipzig at Old Trafford.

United’s man of the moment, who was the hero of their Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain last week, took just 18 minutes to score his first treble for the club in a 5-0 rout.

Rashford also emulated his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the only substitute in United’s history to come on and score a hat-trick.

Rashford replaced Mason Greenwood – the scorer of United’s opening goal with his first shot in the Champions League – in the 63rd minute and could have got another but agreed to let Anthony Martial take a penalty for the fourth.

Victory gives United firm control of Group H after beating last season’s finalists PSG and now the semi-finalists as well.

It was a chastening experience for Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann, one of the brightest young coaches in Europe, who saw the Bundesliga leaders taken apart towards the end.

‘It’s a bad result for us,’ said Nagelsmann. ‘It was a bit crazy because after we conceded the first goal I thought we did well.

‘I said to the lads 2-0 wouldn’t have been bad but it was 5-0 so now it doesn’t make our journey any easier.’