Manchester United made it two wins from two in this season’s Champions League with a 5-0 hammering of RB Leipzig at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Mason Greenwood had produced a fine finish to give us a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes before the onslaught came in the final 20 minutes.
Substitute Marcus Rashford helped himself to a hat-trick as the striker got the better of Dayot Upamercano, whilst Anthony Martial had scored a penalty to make it 4-0.
The German Bundesliga leaders offered very little threat to David de Gea’s goal all game.
Greenwood’s opener came with a first-time effort from a wide angle down the left, rolling the ball into Peter Gulacsi’s far corner. Paul Pogba provided an excellent assist.
17 minutes from time, substitutes Bruno Fernandes and Rashford combined to make it 2-0. The Portuguese playmaker provided a first-time through ball on the halfway line with some quick thinking, sending the MBE in one-on-one, producing a cool finish.
The third came four minutes later when Rashford scooped the ball past Upemercano and then powered the ball into the bottom corner when again one-on-one with the Hungarian goalkeeper. The Over 2.5 Goals experts correctly called this one.
RB Leipzig’s defence was wide open as Anthony Martial was played in five minutes from time. As the French striker was about to get his shot away, Marcel Sabitzer tripped him in the box. Martial picked himself up to convert from the penalty spot.
There was still time for Rashford to become the sixth substitute in Champions League history to score a hat-trick as Martial teed up Rashford near the penalty spot in the second minute of stoppage time. The England international powered the ball home.
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