Marcus Rashford hat trick matches Ole Gunnar Solskjaer record: Manchester United brushed off RB Leipzig 5-0 in their second group Champions League game on Wednesday night.
Mason Greenwood had given United a half-time lead with a sublime finish after a neat pass from Paul Pogba, but it was Marcus Rashford who captured the headlines again by bagging a hat trick after coming from the bench.
The Englishman’s hat trick has been matched only by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer according Opta’s.
Rashford is now only the second United player to score a hat-trick as a substitute; his manager being the only other player to achieve such a remarkable feat at the club.
Solskjaer’s hat-trick from the bench came in the Premier League in 1999 as Sir Alex Ferguson’s Reds defeated Nottingham Forest 8-1 away from home.
Rashford could have entered into the record books if he were to score the fourth goal but decided to leave the penalty duties to Martial after United had won one.
3 – Marcus Rashford is only the second Man Utd player to score a hat-trick as a substitute after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer versus Nottingham Forest in February 1999 in the Premier League. Super. pic.twitter.com/DVEfo9HHZw
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 28, 2020