Man Utd player ratings as Marcus Rashford nets hat-trick in RB Leipzig thumping

Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score a hugely impressive hat-trick and inspire Manchester United to a 5-0 thumping over RB Leipzig.

Mason Greenwood got United's first on 21 minutes as he ran on to Paul Pogba's through ball and coolly slotted home.

Rashford came off the bench just after the hour mark and scored twice in quick succession to kill the game as a contest.

Anthony Martial then won and converted a penalty and Rashford grabbed a late third to seal a hugely satisfactory night for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

The result puts United in a commanding position at the top of their group, with their next European game coming next week away at Istanbul Başakşehir

Here are our player ratings from Old Trafford…

Man Utd

de Gea 6

Two fine saves either side of half time at his near post showed his form

Wan-Bissaka 6

Solid in defence, and gives his side a platform to build forward

Lindelof 6

Under a bit of pressure, but showed spirit, and came out with ball well

Maguire 7

Caused trouble at set pieces and his presence a big influence

Shaw 7

One early chance and showed willing endeavour down left flank

Fred 6

Forced early save but kept his discipline in the middle for the large part

Matic 7

Used experience in middle to control tempo and keep a lid on things

Pogba 6

Chance to show skills, and ball for opening goal sublime, but not in it enough

Van de Beek 6

Used in unusual false nine role, and used space, not on ball enough though

Greenwood 8

Saw lot of ball early in right channel, and brilliant finish for opening goal

Martial 6

Used wider in surprise formation and worked hard to pull Leipzig out

Subs:

Rashford 9 (Greenwood 63)

Came off the bench on fire and smashed in three superb finishes

McTominay 6 (Matic 63)

Fernandes 6 (van de Beek 68) 

Cavani (Pogba 81)

Tuanzebe (Wan-Bissaka 81)

RB Leipzig: Gulacsi 5; Konate 6, Upamencano 7, Halstenberg 6, Kampl 6; Henrichs 6 (sabitzer 63,6), Olmo 6, Nkunku 7(Sorloth 67,6), Angelino 6; Poulsen 6, Forsberg 6

Referee: Matej Jug 7

Man of the match: Marcus Rashford. Three brilliant finishes in just over half-an-hour.

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