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Rashford nets hat-trick as Man United thrash RB Leipzig 5-0

Marcus Rashford nets hat-trick as Manchester United thrash RB Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford to make it two wins in a raw in the Champions League group stage.

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Marcus Rashford has scored four Champions League goals this season

(The African Stand) — Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score a clinical hat-trick as Manchester United continued their recent momentum by taking apart RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

England international Rashford came on just after the hour mark and netted three goals in 18 minutes, first running clear to calmly slot in, then smashing in a terrific second, before drilling home a third in stoppage time.

Teenage forward Mason Greenwood scored his first goal in the competition, latching onto Paul Pogba‘s defence-splitting pass before drilling a precise, low finish into the far corner.

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Marcus Rashford is congratulated by his Man United teammates after his second goal. Photograph: Javier García/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Greenwood produced another thumping effort straight at Peter Gulasci, while the visiting goalkeeper also kept out Anthony Martial‘s poked effort.

But when Martial was tripped in the box with three minutes to go, he converted the penalty in a thumping victory for the Red Devils.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side backed up their excellent win at Paris St-Germain in their opening game by collecting another impressive three points to extend their unbeaten run to four games.

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United’s backline had a comfortable night, David de Gea keeping out efforts from Christopher Nkunku and Ibrahima Konate.

In Group H’s other game, last year’s runners-up Paris St-Germain picked up their first points with a 2-0 win at Istanbul Basaksehir.

Ericson Mangoli

Written by Ericson Mangoli

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