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Salah equals Brazil legend Ronaldo’s feat in United demolition

Mohamed Salah’s rapid hat-trick, which followed early strikes from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota, saw Liverpool hammer bitter rivals Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

While Liverpool were collectively brilliant on Sunday, Salah undoubtedly shone brightest as he continues his incredible run of form this season.

The win marks just the second time Liverpool have scored five at Old Trafford, following a 5-2 success way back in 1936, and moves Jürgen Klopp’s unbeaten side up to second in the table.

The Egyptian talisman is now the first away player to score a hat-trick at Old Trafford for over 18 years, since Brazil legend Ronaldo did so for Real Madrid in April 2003 in the Champions League.

Furthermore, the hat-trick increased Salah’s tally in the Premier League to 107 goals, overtaking former teammate and Ivorian legend Didier Drogba as the top African goalscorer in the competition in 87 fewer games.

He has also become the first-ever Liverpool player to score in 10 successive games across the different competitions and the first to score in three successive games against Manchester United.

The Egyptian also continued his impressive form against the big teams this season, scoring against each of Chelsea, AC Milan, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, and then finally Manchester United.

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