- Man United icon Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the player with the most hat-tricks in the 21st century
- The Portugal talisman's incisiveness in front of goal has seen him score a record 60 hat-tricks so far in his career
- Other notable players in the top 10 list include Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Robert Lewandowski, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Man United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo is currently topping the charts in most hat-tricks scored by any player in the 21st century.
Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the best footballers in the history of the game - thanks to his incredible career that has seen him win major honours.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has a remarkable 60 hat-tricks to his name, with Lionel Messi, his closest challenger having 55.
Despite United's otherwise poor campaign this season, Ronaldo still managed to add two hat-tricks to his tally.
The forward's trebles came against Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City in the Premier League.
Sitting in third place on the hat-tricks charts is Ali Ashfaq of Maldives, with Bayern Munich goal-machine Robert Lewandowski and Uruguay legend, Luis Suarez, completing the top five podium.
Below is a list of the top 10 players with the most hat-tricks as per GiveMeSports:
10. Firas Al-Khatib (Syria) | 20 hat-tricks
9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) | 20 hat-tricks
8. Neymar (Brazil) | 21 hat-tricks
7. Aleksandar Đurić (Singapore) | 22 hat-tricks
6. Ali Mabkhout (UAE) | 25 hat-tricks
5. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) | 29 hat-tricks
4. Robert Lewandowski (Poland) | 30 hat-tricks
3. Ali Ashfaq (Maldives) | 35 hat-tricks
2. Lionel Messi (Argentina) | 55 hat-tricks
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) | 60 hat-tricks
Ten Hag drops hint on Cristiano Ronaldo's Man United future
Earlier, Sports Brief reported incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has dropped the biggest hint yet about Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Old Trafford.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is sure to end the campaign as United's top scorer having found the back of the net 24 times across competitions this term.
Despite his key role in the United team, speculation about his future at the club has been rife, with reports linking him with a possible summer exit.
However, it appears Ten Hag is keen to keep Ronaldo at Man United beyond the summer.
Speaking ahead of his official arrival at the Theatre of Dreams, the 52-year-old described the Real Madrid icon as ‘a giant.'
Source: Sports Brief News