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Rashford scores hat-trick off the bench as Man Utd thrash RB Leipzig

Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score a hat-trick as Manchester United secured an emphatic 5-0 win over RB Leipzig at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Leipzig, last season's Champions league semi-finalists, arrived in Manchester with plenty of confidence having not lost a competitive game all season.

But Julian Nagelsmann's side were behind after 21 minutes when Paul Pogba slipped through Mason Greenwood, who fired precisely past Peter Gulácsi.

Rashford was brought on just after the hour with United holding onto their slender lead.

And the Englishman couldn't have wished for a better impact with two goals within four minutes.

The first was initially ruled offside, but VAR overturned the decision as it was clear Rashford made his run from inside his own half before connecting on Bruno Fernandes' through ball.

Rashford's second was sublime as some nifty footwork helped him evade Dayot Upamecano before finishing past a hapless Gulácsi.

Anthony Martial then converted from the penalty spot after being tripped in the box, with Rashford rounding off the win in injury time.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was jumping for joy on the sidelines as United made it two wins from two wins to go top of Group H, filling them with confidence ahead of Saturday's clash with Arsenal.

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