Marcus Rashford Let Anthony Martial Take Penalty Vs RB Leipzig While Being On A Hat-Trick
Marcus Rashford let Anthony Martial take a penalty in Manchester United's 5-0 thumping of RB Leipzig - despite being on a hat-trick.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side ran riot at Old Trafford and Rashford scored twice off the bench before United won a penalty.
Rashford was on a hat-trick with the scores 3-0 and instead of taking the spot kick himself, he let fellow forward Martial take it to get his first goal of the season.
The 22-year-old's good deed was rewarded, as he netted his third goal and United's fifth in injury time.
"Messi and Ronaldo ain't giving a pen away!"
"That's why he'll be the captain, he thinks of others."
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It's a similar story to that of Rashford's last-gasp penalty against Paris Saint-Germain back in March 2019, with Romelu Lukaku giving up his chance of a hat-trick.
When asked if there was a discussion with Martial about the penalty, Rashford replied per the Express: "A little bit, a little bit.
"I feel confident with Anthony taking them as well. So no problem.
"It's about the next game now so it's important for us to get three points."
Mason Greenwood opened the scoring for United in the first half after latching onto Paul Pogba's floated ball forward.
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Leipzig did put pressure on the home side after the opener, but Rashford's introduction in the second half changed the game.
He continued: "I think the manager wanted me to up the tempo. That for us means going forward.
"There was definitely spaces there. We got Bruno [Fernandes] and Paul on the ball. We looked dangerous throughout and that we could score every time we went forward.
"It was a real team performance. The ones who started did well and the substitutes did well too.
"We can't ask for much more than that in terms of the attitude and the intent to go and kill the game off. It worked in our favour."
Solskjaer praised Rashford's impact on the game but stressed the starting eleven had played their part.
"Marcus Rashford came on and did well but the groundwork was there from the team," he said.
"That's what you want that from the subs.
"What a shift they put in. Leipzig are a high press, the intensity, so we had to dig deep.
"We had to rest a few because the season is relentless, so we used the squad.
"This group is coming together. The more quality and spirit you have the more you get the performance."
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