Marcus Rashford reveals Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's advice at half-time inspired his stunning sub hat-trick
MARCUS Rashford has revealed the words of advice he received from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer which inspired him to his stunning second-half hat-trick against RB Leipzig.
The striker is the man of the moment after impacting both on and off the pitch of late.
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Along with his charitable heroics, he scored the winner in Manchester United's first Champions League game against PSG.
He may have been disappointed to be left on the bench for last night's game, but Solskjaer's well-timed substitution – and crucial words – helped get Rashford firing as he tormented the Germans' defence with a quickfire hattrick which has set a new Champions League record.
The 22-year-old told BT Sport: "The manager told us when we came on to try and up the tempo.
"We got Bruno [Fernandes] and Paul [Pogba] on the ball, Anto [Anthony Marital] running forward and we looked dangerous throughout and felt that we could score every time we went forward.
"It was a real team performance. The ones who started did well and the substitutes did well too.
"We can’t ask for much more than that in terms of the attitude and the intent to go and kill the game off. It worked in our favour.
He added on his impressive teammate Mason Greenwood: "It’s not surprising. He’s a top player.
"He needs to keep his head down and keep working hard. He will be an unbelievable player for us."
It was Greenwood who got the ball rolling after he was played in by Paul Pogba and slotted a wonderful shot into the bottom corner.
The game appeared on a knife edge before Rashford came on and replaced the 19-year-old, but he soon settled it.
He raced through from his own half to slip the ball past the keeper after a quality pass by Bruno Fernandes.
The ace then struck his second after leaving Liverpool target Dayot Upamecano for dead and knocking it into the back of the net.
Rashford completed his hat-trick in stoppage time – and even passed up the opportunity to do it earlier as he gave a penalty to his strike partner Anthony Martial.
It helped to banish memories of the club's 6-1 defeat earlier this month to Tottenham, and sets United up well for their next visitors from North London on Sunday.
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