Antony Martial ended Manchester United’s seven-year wait of a Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men beat Chris Wilder’s side 3-0 thanks to a treble from Antony Martial.
The France international scored two goals in the first half before wrapping his first career hat-trick in the 74th minute.
The 24-year-old is the first United player to score thrice in a league match since Robin van Persie against Aston Villa in 2013.
Van Persie’s hat-trick secured the Premier League title for the Red Devils in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge. United beat Aston Villa 3-0 in that game.
Since then, United have failed to win the top-flight title.
Martial’s hat-trick took him to 19 in all competitions this season.
United sit fifth in the Premier League, two points behind fourth placed Chelsea.
The Blues will host Manchester City on Thursday.
Premier League: Match day 31 schedule
Scott McTominay signs a new five-year contract at Manchester United
Pedro and Willian agree to finish season at Chelsea
Schneiderlin leaves Everton for Nice
David Luiz signs a new one-year contract with Arsenal
GOT a story? RING Kerosi Dotcom on +254 20 78 64 348 or WHATSAPP on +254 704 829 003 or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
One thought on “Martial scores first Manchester United hat-trick in seven years”
Comments are closed.