Only two other players have managed to score a hat-trick against Premier League opposition in the Champions League. Ronaldo – the Brazilian one – scored three times against against United in 2003.
Lionel Messi is the other player to have scored a hat-trick and the only one of the trio to have done it twice.
Sanli spent five seasons at Fenerbahce before moving to England joining Middlesbrough followed by a stint at Stoke City.
The 34-year-old played a starring role in Turkey finishing the Confederations Cup in third place and joined Gabriel Batistuta as holding the record for the quickest goal in the history of the competition – 120 seconds.
Sanli was also part of the Turkish side that reached the semi-finals of the European Championships before being knocked out by Germany.
The ex Fenerbahce star is currently a football coach and was appointed manager of Sakaryaspor today.