MG– (Man Utd 2-1 Brentford). United is in a difficult situation with a thirst for victory that has never been greater. Welcoming Brenford is an opportunity, but no one is sure that coach Ten Hag and his team will be able to take advantage of it.
Video Man Utd 2-1 Brentford
Coach Ten Hag made many changes, especially in defense. Maguire joined Lindelof and Evans, while Amrabat joined Casemiro in the midfield. In particular, Rashford is still the main starter and has not been “beheaded” as rumored.
With the goal of winning, MU entered the game proactively. Some opportunities were created by the home team, but not too clear. Complexity and ineffectiveness in attack were what Coach Ten Hag’s students demonstrated throughout the first half.
While the attackers still don’t know how to break through the opponent’s defense, problems arise at the backline. In the 26th minute, starting from Casemiro’s erroneous pass, Brentford counterattacked sharply and Jensen quickly finished to open the score for the away team. There was still a lot of time but MU had to accept being behind after the first half.
After the break, United still played a deadlocked attack even after putting many strategic reserve cards on the field. The match drifted to the final minutes and it seemed like Coach Ten Hag’s team would have to suffer another defeat when a miracle happened to the “Red Devils”.
In minutes 90+3 and 90+7, McTominay alone scored 2 goals in different ways, a dangerous close-range kick and a direct header. Thanks to that, MU suddenly won 2-1 at a time when defeat seemed certain.
FT: Man Utd 2-1 Brentford
United: McTominay 90+3′ – 90+7′
Brentford: Jensen 26′
Start lineups– Man United: Onana, Dalot, Varane, Evans, Amrabat, Casemiro, Mount, Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Hojlund– Brentford: Flekken, Roerslev, Collins, Pinnock, Hickey, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Mbeumo, Maupay, Wissa
Man Utd is in extreme crisis recently as they continuously lose in main arenas. In midweek, they lost 2-3 to Galatasaray in the Champions League and fell to the bottom of the rankings. In the Premier League, the “Red Devils” lost 0-1 to Crystal Palace at home and are ranked 10th. In terms of force, United is constantly losing long-term pillars.
September was truly a nightmare for Brentford, as the away team failed to win a single victory and saw their dream of progressing deep in the English League Cup end at the hands of Arsenal. The Bees now have to march to Old Trafford without a win in five consecutive Premier League matches, a result that drops them to 14th on the rankings.