Robin van Persie was the last Manchester United player to score a Premier League hat-trick until Anthony Martial managed one at last night. 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, 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 when they finished second behind runaway champions Manchester City. A total of 21 Premier League teams have scored hat-tricks since the start of the 2013-14 season, including Sunderland - who are now in England's third tier - twice. 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.
Martial Ended Utd's Seven-year Wait For PL Hat-trick In Sheff Utd Clash
June 25, 2020