United coach Ralf Rangnick exchanged only one position after 1-1 against Chelsea: Mata replaced Rashford on the left wing. Brentford’s coach Frank Thomas changed his starting line -up after the goalless draw against Tottenham: Nörgaard and Ajer ran for Jensen and Ghoddos.
- no palpation: Fernandes stabs early
- Brentford too passive – CR7 slightly in offside
- Ronaldo confidently from the point
- Varane makes everything clear
no palpation: Fernandes stabs early
There was nothing to be seen in the old Trafford from scanning, both teams were at operating temperature right from the start. The guests became dangerous in the first seconds after a clever impetus variant almost freely played in front of the goal, Varane was able to clarify at the last moment (1st). On the other hand, Ronaldo picked a nice pass from Mctominay twelve meters from the air twelve meters in front of the goal, but slipped out when attempted closing (3rd).
The Red Devils were the somewhat more active team in the initial phase and promptly rewarded themselves: Elanga was actually a bit too long steep pass from Mctominay, the wing player put the ball back in the back room. The Fernandes, who was running, took advantage of the wrong position game Rayas and pressed the ball over the line without any problems (9th).
Brentford too passive – CR7 slightly in offside
As a result, the home side did not give up, Brentford became more and more passive. Toney had the best chances of the guests (23rd) and Mbumo from a half -right position (36th), both attempts narrowly missed the box of de Gea. Otherwise, the home side determined the game, and again and again Manunited combined well by the opposing defense rows. A free kick from Ronaldo found only the arms of Raya after 25 minutes, the technically fine heel template of the Portuguese hammered the mata that was accommodated a few minutes later (32nd).
Just when both teams seemed to have come to a break with a break, the ball fidgeted again on the net: Manchester countered in their own stadium, the centimeter crossing by Mata used Ronaldo ice cold (44.). The teams were already ready for the kick -off, the VAR spoke up: Due to a slight offside position, Ronaldo did not count. So it went into the break with a deserved 1-0.
Ronaldo confidently from the point
Even in the second 45th minutes, the home side did not gave the game control out of their hands, Brentford had nothing to oppose the offensive urge for United. Again and again the Red Devils became dangerous and came straight out of the break: In the 50th minute, Raya steered a degree from Dalot happily on the crossbar, three minutes later, Fernandes missed the 2-0 only by centimeter.
In the 60th minute, Ronaldo penetrated into Brentford’s sixteen, but was then brought down by a thrust that was awkwardly acting: penalty. The fouled accepted the matter itself and hammered the leather humorlessly to 2: 0 in the left corner (61.).
Varane makes everything clear
The guests had already felt, Varane made the decision in the 72nd minute: Brentford defended a corner poorly, Henry had not grown to the duel with the French central defender. Despite the back, Varane brought the ball from a short distance volley to the goal, Raya no longer tore the arms up in time, the ball fidgeted on the net.
Not much happened until the final whistle, both teams seemed to have resigned themselves with the result. So the game ended 3-0 – important three points for Manunited in the fight for the Europa League.