The hat-trick drought is finally lifted by Anthony Martial, who became the first player to score three goals in 7 years. The last player to do so was Robin Van Persie in 2013 against Aston Villa.
United hosted Sheffield United at Old Trafford with the aim of stealing all three points and they did just that. Which mean the Reds continue their unbeaten run (13 games) in all competitions.
Manchester United move closer to top 4 who are just 2 points away from Chelsea who plays Man City in their next fixture.
After Sheffield United’s loss yesterday they are three consecutive games without a win since the PL resumed and sitting on the 8th position on the Premier League table.
Over a week ago Sheffield was two points behind United with a game in hand.
With Martial’s three wonderful goals he has equaled the the number of goals (19) scored by his fellow team mate Marcus Rashford in all competitions.
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Another amazing stat: Rashford, Martial and Greenwood have now scored 50 goals between them this season.
Source: Manchester United.
With Pogba back United are much stronger and looking confident.
Anthony, well done. Your first hat-trick for United, how did it feel?Anthony Martial
“I feel very good. It’s my first hat-trick in my career, so I hope I will score more. I’m happy because the team played very good today so I think it’s good.”
Was your favourite goal the hat-trick one? It was a great build-up.“The last one, I think the last one. It was a very good goal. The first two were two good goals, like a real number nine and I know the manager is happy for these to go in. He was happy.”
You’ve got 19 goals, Marcus has got 19 goals – is there a little competition to see who gets to 20 first?
“He gave me one or two assists today, so the most important [thing] is to win. I tried to give him a chance to score – no competition, we just want to win.”
Obviously, you’d love to score a hat-trick in front of 75,000 people screaming your name.“It was really nice. The fans were happy… no, it was a little bit strange! I know they will be happy for me and it’s good to play like this.”
United play Norwich on 27th, 10:00 Pm IST.