Marcus Rashford MBE came off the bench last night for Manchester United against RB Leipzig to score an incredible hat-trick that rocked the football world.
Rashford’s feat capped a fantastic night for the Red Devils, who annihilated the Bundesliga leaders 5-0 in a match most people expected would be a close encounter.
The England man came on after 63 minutes, making his hat-trick the one achieved in the shortest substitute appearance in Champions League history.
The hat-trick itself was scored in just 16 of those minutes – between the 74th and 90th – despite allowing Anthony Martial to take a penalty when he had scored two.
Rashford also became only the second ever Manchester United player to score a hat-trick as a substitute. The first was none other than manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who achieved the feat in a Premier League tie against Nottingham Forest in February 1999.
Rashford celebrated his victory on Instagram with two posts.
His first read: ‘3 goals 1️6 minutes 1030000 signatures. Can’t stop smiling, I’ve waited a long time for that. Just wish the fans were in to experience it with me. #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY’
In the second he simply wrote: ‘Just because…♥️’
Rashford’s management team also celebrated the feat, posting ‘@marcusrashford smashing home 3️ after coming on as sub… in the second half… 🔥 – Not bad, not bad at all 👌🏾’.
The club posted a photo of Rashford celebrating with Solskjaer with the caption ‘The only two players to score a hat-trick from the bench for Manchester United’.
‘Hands up if you’re an absolute baller’ read another club post.
‘From the pitch to wider society, Marcus just loves making a difference’, the club also commented in their ‘Man of the Match’ post.
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