Marcus Rashford becomes fastest player to score hat-trick from bench in UCL history

Marcus Rashford becomes fastest player to score hat-trick from bench in UCL history

- Marcus Rashford is the quickest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League as a substitute

- It took just 27 minutes for the Man United striker to score three goals in his sides' 5-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig

- Kylian Mbappe formerly holds the record of the feat scoring as a substitute for PSG in 38 minutes

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Marcus Rashford now holds the record for the quickest substitute to score a hat-trick following Man United's thrashing of RB Leipzig at Old Trafford, Mirror.

The England international was brought on for Jonny van De Beek in the 63rd minute while United were leading by 1-0.

The 22-year-old beat an offside trap from a Bruno Fernandes through pass to increase the lead to 2-0 11 minutes after his introduction.

Marcus Rashford becomes fastest player score hat-trick from bench in UCL history
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The Red Devils' forward then completed his brace four minutes later with an instinctive finish. United won a penalty and Rashford allowed Anthony Martial to register his account in the 89th minute.

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But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men were not finished yet as Rashford completed his hat-trick to further demoralise Leipzig who have had most of the possessions earlier in the match.

It took just 27 minutes for the English striker to write his name into the history books of the Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe previously held the record scoring three goals in 38 minutes.

Uruguayan legend, Walter Pandiani scored a hat-trick within 44 minutes of his introduction while Joseba Llorente completed the feat in 45 minutes.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Man United vs RB Leipzig saw Ole Gunnar Solskajer's men thrash the Bundesliga side by 5-0 at Old Trafford.

Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford's hat-trick, as well as Anthony Martial's penalty, was all the Red Devils needed to continue their 100 per cent record in this season's Champions League game.

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Both sides started the game with so much tactical discipline but United got their noses in front in the 21st minute after Paul Pogba provided the needed assist for Greenwood to score his side's first.

Legit.ng also reported that Paul Pogba has not been starting for Man United line up in the last three matches as he is still recovering to full fitness, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The France international was in Solskjaer's first XI in the defeat to Crystal Palace, the win over Brighton and the 6-1 thrashing from Tottenham.

However, the 27-year-old has come in as a second-half substitute in United's last three matches at Newcastle, Paris Saint-Germain and recently Chelsea at Old Trafford.

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