Saul Niguez scored a hat-trick to sink Italy in the Euro U21 semi-final. (Getty Images)

Saul Niguez was the star of the show for Spain as he scored a hat-trick against Italy in the Under-21 European Championship semi-final on Tuesday evening.

The 22-year-old midfielder is continuing on from his impressive season with Atletico Madrid at this summer’s tournament where he’s currently the top scorer with five goals.

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The pick of the bench came against Italy on Tuesday night as he rifled an effort from 30 yards out past Gianluigi Donnarumma.

David De Gea was quick to show his love for the sublime strike on Twitter.

Mamma Mía @saulniguez 🚀🚀


David De Gea (@D_DeGea) June 27, 2017

A rocket from the brilliant Saúl Ñíguez! 🚀💥

👉 https://t.co/bTR1eS1aJf@saulniguez @SeFutbol pic.twitter.com/iDRenfjaCz

— UEFA U21 EURO (@UEFAUnder21) June 27, 2017

And Manchester United fans took it as a chance to urge their No.1 goalkeeper to persuade the Atletico Madrid midfielder to join Old Trafford…

@D_DeGea @saulniguez Tap him up, David


Mike Hunt (@HeisenbergMUFC) June 27, 2017

@D_DeGea @English_AS @saulniguez Surely the Spanish contingent at Old Trafford would welcome Saul, no? 😅


Dale O'Donnell (@ODonnellDale) June 27, 2017

@D_DeGea @saulniguez Bring him to United — new number 7 #MUFCTransfers


David Fisher (@realdavidfisher) June 27, 2017

@D_DeGea @saulniguez bring him and Morata with you


Samer (@Samer_F17) June 27, 2017

@D_DeGea @saulniguez Get him and Ceballos to Old Trafford mate.


Ant 🇾🇪 (@Ant_MUFC) June 27, 2017

@D_DeGea @saulniguez Bring him at @ManUtd ASAP


ManUtd Since 93 (@CeeO_15) June 27, 2017

@D_DeGea @saulniguez get him to United!


Mark (@ThatGuyMartial) June 27, 2017

@D_DeGea @saulniguez please convince him to come to united


kevin mathew (@kevinm337) June 28, 2017

@D_DeGea @utdcover @saulniguez Bring him to Manchester United


Mike-wange (@MichaelSchilo) June 27, 2017

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