Marcus Rashford followed coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to become a MU player to score a hat-trick from the bench after his performance against RB Leipzig.
Rashford has just set a new Champions League record by completing a hat-trick against Leipzig with 27 minutes on the field. The best previous record went to Kylian Mbappe with 38 minutes against Club Brugge last year.
Thus, Rashford became the second player in MU history to score 3 goals in a non-main match. The one who did the same before was Solskjaer but got even better in 1999.
Rashford scored a hat-trick in 16 minutes for MU with 27 minutes on the field
The Norwegian forward scored four goals in an 8-1 win over Nottingham Forest in the treble-winning season. Ole came on from the bench in the 72nd minute, scoring in the 80th, 88th and 90th minutes, before adding a final goal in extra time.
So where does Rashford’s record of 3 goals in 16 minutes rank among MU’s fastest hat-tricks in all history?
Statistics show that he still lost to his teacher when Solskjaer scored 3 goals in 10 minutes against Forest. Alan Gowling also scored 3 goals in 10 minutes against Southampton in 1971.
MU’s fastest hat-trick in the Premier League currently belongs to Dwight Yorke. His third goal came just 19 minutes after his opener in a 2001 win against Arsenal 6-1. Rashford became the 93rd player to score three or more goals in a match for Man Utd, following teammate Anthony Martial’s strike against Sheffield United last season.
This is also the first hat-trick of the “Red Devils” in the European arena since Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 3 goals against Saint-Etienne in the Europa League in 2017. In the Champions League, fans must return to 2015 to see Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick against Club Brugge in qualifying.