Rashford sends message to Mbappe after scintillating hat-trick vs Barcelona

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was quick to hail Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe after his outstanding hat-trick against Barcelona.

The France international hit three past the La Liga giants in a 4-1 victory at the Camp Nou, which makes Mauricio Pochettino’s side favourites to reach the last-eight of the Champions League.

With Lionel Messi scoring for Barca but being outshone for the rest of the game, Mbappe’s performance was scintillating as the 33-year-old watched on as the Frenchman struck a hat-trick.

Mbappe’s performance against the Catalans certainly had the football world talking and Rashford was one of the most notable commentators, taking to his social media to praise the player.

‘What a performance,’ wrote Marcus Rashford, who tagged Mbappe in the twitter post and accompanied it with a ‘flame’ emoji.

Manchester United target Jadon Sancho also joined in on the act, describing Mbappe as a ‘big player’ and adding the ‘ice cold emoji’.

Paris Saint-Germain were beaten in last year’s final by Bayern and it remains their ultimate desire to win the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Pochettino’s side were without Neymar for the game but the Brazilian attacker is still battling to be fit for the second leg, even if he may not be needed to proceed to the next stage.


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