Martial scores Man Utd’s first Premier League hat-trick in seven years. Robin van Persie was the last to score a Premier League hat-trick.
Anthony Martial ended Manchester United’s seven-year wait for a Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United.
The France forward struck twice in the first half against Chris Wilder’s men before wrapping up the first hat-trick of his career with a fine goal 16 minutes from time.
Martial is the first United player to score three times in a league match since Robin van Persie did so against Aston Villa in 2013.
That 3-0 win, which featured a spectacular Van Persie volley from a raking Wayne Rooney pass. That secured the title for the Red Devils in Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge.
Since then, United have failed to win the top-flight title, coming closest in 2017-18 under Jose Mourinho. They finished second behind runaway champions Manchester City.
Martial’s hat-trick took him to 19 goals in all competitions in 2019-20, two more than his previous best haul for the club.
Credit: AS English