Paul Scholes likens Rashford to Van Nistelrooy, after brilliant hat-trick

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Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has hailed the composure and finishing ability of Marcus Rashford, following his brilliant hat-trick against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

The forward came on as a substitute for Mason Greenwood in the 63rd minute, following the latter’s opening goal, and went on to add a quick brace in just four minutes.

The 22 year old would then go on to add a third in stoppage time, to round off a remarkable performance, and Scholes was full of praise for him.

“You come to expect this from him. I liked his ruthlessness tonight, you felt every time he went through he was not giving the keeper a chance,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“His finishing has been questioned in the past, but tonight you’re looking at 25 goals from him if he keeps that attitude.

“That was like [Ruud] van Nistelrooy, you see him going through and you know he’s going to smash the ball into the corner.”

Rashford had a chance to make it three earlier, after United were awarded a penalty, instead, he opted to give the kick to Anthony Martial, who dispatched it clinically to make it four for United.