Marcus Rashford has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told him to “up the tempo” shortly before he came on as substitute for Man Utd in their 5-0 win over Leipzig.
Super sub Rashford’s first Man Utd hat-trick inspired Solskjaer’s men to a 5-0 statement win against last year’s Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig.
A week on from their deserved triumph at finalists Paris Saint-Germain, the Red Devils continued their 100 per cent start to Group H by securing a first home win of the season in some style.
Rashford was the hero in the French capital and was key again on Wednesday, netting a treble off the bench as Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood also scored against Bundesliga leaders Leipzig.
“The manager told us when we came on to try and up the tempo,” Rashford told BT Sport shortly after full-time. “That for us means going forward. There was definitely spaces there.
“We got Bruno [Fernandes] and [Paul] Paul on the ball, Anto running forward and we looked dangerous throughout and felt that we could score every time we went forward.”
Rashford added: “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.”
So Patrick Bamford got us thinking about absolutely random Premier League hat-trick goalscorers. Justice for “busy” Kevin Lisbie.