Marcus Rashford achieved a feat only ever matched by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Manchester United in his inspired cameo against RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
Rashford emphatically netted three times after replacing Mason Greenwood just after the hour mark with United 1-0 up against the Bundesliga high-flyers.
The electric England international ran riot in the final 20 minutes as the Leipzig defence completely crumbled.
As per Opta, Rashford is now only the second United player to score a hat-trick as a substitute. Of course, his manager, who made his name as English football’s definitive impact player, is the only other player to achieve such a remarkable feat.
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 even done what no United player has ever done and scored four from the bench, but the penalty awarded when the Reds were 3-0 up was converted by teammate Anthony Martial.
Anyhow, it was a special Champions League night at Old Trafford, and for one man in particular.
Marcus Rashford MBE can do no wrong!
Check out the stat via Opta below:
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