Marcus Rashford is a delighted man, after scoring the his first hat-trick of his professional career as a footballer.
The forward took just 18 minutes to score his first treble for United, after coming in as a substitute for Mason Greenwood, who had given the hosts the lead— with his first shot of the competition.
And after the match, Rashford took to his social media page to express his happiness at the feat. The message he posted on his Twitter read, ‘Can’t stop smiling, I’ve waited a long time for that. Just wish the fans were in to experience it with me.’
Rashford could have gotten more than three goals, as United were awarded a penalty after his brace, but the 22 year old instead, opted to allow his teammate, Anthony Martial, take the spot kick.
The gesture triggered multiple reactions from people, with Rio Ferdinand claiming he should have taken it himself, like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would.
But Rashford isn’t worried about none of it, saying when asked about the decision, “A little bit (of a discussion) yeah, but I feel confident with Anthony taking them as well so there was no problem.
“The manager told me when I came on to up the tempo and, of course, for us it means going forward and there was definitely spaces there.
“We managed to find the gaps. We looked like we could score every time we went forward.”