Paul Scholes backs Marcus Rashford to replicate a Manchester United legend on one condition


Paul Scholes backs Marcus Rashford to replicate a Manchester United legend on one condition

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford scored a hat-trick in the space of 30 minutes against RB Leipzig, as United thrashed the German side 5-0 in the UEFA Champions League.


United legend Paul Scholes has claimed that Rashford can be just as good as Ruud van Nistelrooy was for United, as long as he continues to be ruthless in front of goal.


This was evident as Rashford came on in the 63rd minute and bagged a wonderful hat-trick, with his overall performance being phenomenal.


Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes said "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".


He added that "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."


Remarkably, Rashford also let Anthony Martial take a penalty in order to get his first goal of the season, even though at the time it meant that it stopped the Englishman from netting a hat-trick.


Former United player Owen Hargreaves admired this act, saying that "he's looking out for his team-mates" and that "Marcus knows he's gonna get his numbers, I love that. That's being a great team-mate."


Hargreaves also made the claim that Rashford might fight for captaincy in the future, saying that this act is an example of "why he's gonna be the captain because he thinks about everyone else".


The win means that United now have two wins out of two in the Champions League, being top of Group H.


United's next game is on Sunday in the Premier League, as they look to take on Arsenal at Old Trafford.