Anthony Martial gets first career hat-trick



Anthony Martial was the man to watch with his outstanding performance in a Manchester United shirt as he scores his first hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Sheffield United.


The striker has had his critics at Old Trafford after his huge transfer fee from Monaco but he had a great night grabbing all three goals of the match, opening the scoring with a close-range finish from a Marcus Rashford cross in the early minutes of the game (7).

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Another cross from the right winge from Aaron Wan-Bissaka was clinically finished by Martial (44). He was assured of going away with the ball when he completed his hat-trick by finishing off from a free-flowing move (74) that involved both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, who were starting together for the first time since Fernandes joined Manchester United.

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This is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 13 games unbeaten across all competitions with a total of 33 goals and conceded just three. It also moves them back to a position of contesting for a place in Champions League with two points behind Chelsea in the fourth position and Frank Lampard’s side is to play Manchester City on Thursday.

With just one point from three games for Sheffield United since the restart of the season, it seems to be an ending with a poor run of form for them without a goal.

Player ratings

Man Utd: 

De Gea (7), Wan-Bissaka (8), Lindelof (7), Maguire (7), Shaw (7), Matic (7), Fernandes (8), Pogba (8), Rashford (8), Greenwood (7), Martial (10)

Subs: 

Mata (N/A), Pereira (N/A), Ighalo (N/A), McTominay (N/A), James (N/A)

Sheff Utd: 

Moore (6), Baldock (6), Stevens (5), Basham (5), Jagielka (5), Robinson (5), Norwood (5), Fleck (5), Lundstram (6), Mousset (5), McGoldrick (5)

Subs: 

McBurnie (5), Berge (6), Zivkovic (5)

Man of the match: Anthony Martial

 

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