(EFE) – Marcus rashford, the hero of the underprivileged children in England, showed his goalscoring side on the field and helped with three goals to the bulky triumph of the Manchester United against him RB Leipzig by UEFA champions league (5-0).
The English player, who maintains a crusade against the British Government seeking that it support free school menus for poor children during the summer holidays, silenced those who ask him to focus on football with a hat trick.
His goals, together with the one that opened the scoring, the work of Mason Greenwood, the saves by David de Gea, and the goal by Anthony Martial, propitiate the United’s second win in the competition, clearly opposing being in the round of 16.
United came to the meeting with the “tranquility” of having taken the three points from an unexpected scenario such as the Parc des Princes. Leipzig had also started the Champions League winning, but this time at home and against the weakest of the group, the Turkish Basaksehir.
The leaders clash pitted Leipzig’s lighthearted and sometimes kamikaza-like style against a more pragmatic United trying to maintain control with several rotations.
Neither Marcus Rashford, nor Bruno Fernandes started, after the hard duel of the weekend against Chelsea, giving way to Anthony Martial, sanctioned in the Premier, and the young Mason Greenwood, punctuated by alleged acts of indiscipline.
The lack of the Portuguese hero and the captain of the victory against PSG took its toll on United in the final meters, but for the second consecutive game, the team was very confident at the back and right up front, taking advantage of practically the only clear chance they had in the first half.
First they warned with a shot from Fred to which the Hungarian Gulacsi was very attentive, and then they confirmed with a quick offensive transition.
Fred stole a collision in midfield, Pogba drove up front and put in a filtered pass that found Greenwood inside the box. The Englishman pulled his composure, got rid of Upamecano and crossed the ball to the net.
Greenwood had left his impact up and needed the help of David de Gea to sustain the result. The Spanish stopped what he had to stop. He took a point-blank shot from Nkunku and an impressive gauntlet from Konaté’s header and left the way clear for Rashford, off the bench, to kill the match.
The forward made the second taking advantage of a pass from Bruno Fernandes from his field. He stood in front of Gulacsi and defined from below.
The VAR review did not appreciate offside and United took momentum to sweep Leipzig in the final minutes.
The Germans raised the defensive line a lot and paid for it. Rashford made them the third and in a lethal counterattack, Sabitzer was forced to take a penalty on Martial that was converted by the French himself.
Even Cavani debuted with the ‘Red Devils’ shirt, but offside, so he did not rise to the scoreboard. Yes the last of Rashford did already in the discount.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men dominate Group H with six points, three ahead of PSG and Leipzig.