United's Premier League hat-tricks
Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick in our last Premier League outing, the 3-2 victory against Tottenham, was only our third in the division since 2013 and the no.7's second for Manchester United.
In total, there have been 35 hat-tricks for the Reds, including two five-goal hauls (Andy Cole versus Ipswich Town and Dimitar Berbatov against Blackburn Rovers) and four four-goal salvos (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer v Nottingham Forest and Everton, Cole v Newcastle United and Wayne Rooney v Hull City).
Our record marksman Rooney tops the list for the most trebles since the league was formed, with six to his name in total, one more than deadly Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy.
United's first hat-trick in the Premier League came, in memorable fashion, in November 1994 when Andrei Kanchelskis scored three of the goals in a 5-0 thumping of Manchester City in a one-sided derby at Old Trafford. Incidentally, the very first treble in the new division was netted by future Red Eric Cantona, for Leeds United against Tottenham.
Ronaldo's two match ball-earning feats span 14 years after his previous three-goal show against Newcastle United in 2008, while his fellow countryman Bruno Fernandes became the 14th different Red to score a league one since 1992, following his opening-day exploits against Leeds United at Old Trafford last year.
UNITED'S PREMIER LEAGUE HAT-TRICK SCORERS
6: Wayne Rooney.
5: Ruud van Nistelrooy.
4: Dimitar Berbatov.
3: Andy Cole, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dwight Yorke.
2: Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Robin van Persie.
1: Bruno Fernandes, Shinji Kagawa, Andrei Kanchelskis, Anthony Martial, Teddy Sheringham.