Marcus Rashford stole the plaudits again with a stunning display on the pitch to destroy RB Leipzig at Old Trafford.

Rashford has won the hearts of the nation following his campaign to feed children - but he broke those belonging to the German outfit with a sizzling hat-trick last night in Manchester United's 5-0 Champions League romp.

The England ace climbed off the bench to plunder three sensational strikes in 18 second half minutes to become the first United star to score a hat-trick from the bench in a competitive game since current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back in 1999.

Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial completed the rout to make it six points from six for United in Group.

But it was Rashford who stole the show once again, with former United star Rio Ferdinand admitting the 22-year-old was too hot to handle.

Ferdinand admitted Rashford had made last season's semi finalists look like "schoolboys" and he said: "Marcus Rashford is on fire.

"It's like being in the playground with a sixth former against the younger boys and he just bullies everyone - he's too quick and too strong.

"He was head and shoulders above Leipzig. He made some defenders, who we were raving about before the game, look like schoolboys."

Solskjaer admits he wants Rashford to maintain his footballing focus moving forward as he leads United's attack, combined with his campaigning for free school meals.

Marcus Rashford stole the show for Manchester United at Old Trafford
Marcus Rashford stole the show for Manchester United at Old Trafford

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He said: "Now is not the time to think about how many goals you'll end up with.

"As long as he trains tomorrow there's one step at a time and if you get too far ahead of yourself, you're going to lose focus, but Marcus has shown he can keep focusing on what's important on and off the pitch. He did really well."

Solskjaer, meanwhile, has confirmed new signing Alex Telles has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be forced to self isolate for up to two weeks.