Manchester United 3-0 Brentford
Goals: Fernandes (9and), Ronaldo (60andSP) and Varane (73and) for the Red Devils
Too bad to have waited for the 36and day to realize that Juan Mata could have done some favors this season.
After taking only one point in the last three games, Manchester United got back on track against Brentford on Monday night (3-0).
In a rather pleasant game, which does not happen every week with the Mancunians, the residents of Old Trafford strike first. On an opening by Dalot which seemed too long, Elanga tears away and puts the ball back in the box for Fernandes who volleys and opens the scoring (1-0, 9and). Opposite, Frank’s men are too clumsy to return to this part. Mbeumo, twice, fails to frame his attempts (18and37and), before Toney sent an Eriksen caviar over De Gea’s cages (22and). The Bees come close to being punished just before the break, but Ronaldo is finally signaled in an offside position after an offering from Mata, holder for the first time of the season in the Premier League and author of a good part (43and).
The second period starts again on the same bases as the first with Brentford players still as little successful. Eriksen from a free kick (56and) and Toney (57and) succeed in quick succession to catch the frame, but De Gea pushes back. The Bees end up cracking. In the area, Henry hangs on Ronaldo who does not tremble when converting his penalty (2-0, 61and). In a rather controlled end to the match for their last of the season at Old Trafford, the Red Devils even offer a third goal. On a corner from Telles, Varane takes the leather and registers his very first pawn in the Mancunian jersey (3-0, 73and).
With this success, United maintain their hand against West Ham in the race for the sixth place synonymous with the Europa League while Brentford, already maintained, patiently await the holidays.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea – Dalot, Lindelöf, Varane, Telles – McTominay, Matić (Fred, 71and) – Elanga (Cavani, 75and), Mata (Jones, 75and), Fernandes-Ronaldo. Coach : Ralf Rannick.
Brentford (5-3-2): Raya – Ajer, Rasmussen, Jansson, Sorensen, Henry – Janett (Dasilva, 71and), Nørgaard (Jensen, 71and), Eriksen – Mbeumo (Wissa, 76and), Tony. Coach : Thomas Frank.