Follow all the action from the Brentford Community Stadium as the Red Devils look to head back into the top six
Manchester United are aiming to get back to winning ways as they head to Brentford on Wednesday night, with their Liga dos Campeões hopes for next season having been severely hampered by a poor run of form which has yielded just one league win from their last four matches. It leaves Ralf Rangnick’s team five points behind West Ham in fourth, with Arsenal and Tottenham also above the Red Devils in the table.
Brentford, Enquanto isso, have lost four of their own last five games to drop down to 14th. The fine start to the season they managed has certainly faded into the distance, but injuries have hit their smaller squad hard and Thomas Frank and the rest of those at the club would no doubt simply regard survival this season as a massive achievement.
The Bees can go as high as 10th if they win tonight and Leicester lose to Tottenham – a fixture which will also affect how high United might be able to climb with a win of their own. Follow all the live updates and match action as Brentford host Manchester United below:
Leicester 2-3 Tottenham⚽️
90+7 minutos: Serious carnage happening at the King Power Stadium! Steven Bergwijn draws Spurs level again before winning the game for the visitors in stoppage time! What has gone on there?!
It’s full-time and Tottenham take all three points
Brentford 0 – 2 Man Utd
65 minutos: Shandon Baptiste and Rico Henry are on for Brentford with Sergi Canos and Vitaly Janelt the two men replaced.
Bruno Fernandes lifts a pass into the box for Ronaldo who collides with one of the Brentford centre-backs and goes down in a heap of theatrics. Referee Andre Marriner just ignores him.
META! Brentford 0 – 2 Man Utd (Greenwood, 62’)⚽️
62 minutos: It’s two! Ruthless stuff from Man Utd. Scott McTominay wins the ball in the middle of the pitch and chips it up to Cristiano Ronaldo. He chests the ball in behind the Brentford back line as Bruno Fernandes storms through the lines. He collects the ball drives into the penalty area and squares it across to Mason Greenwood for a tap in.
Brentford 0 – 1 Man Utd
60 minutos: It will be interesting to see how Brentford play this now. Against Liverpool at the weekend they threw men forward after conceding the first goal but that opened up their defence and they conceded two more goals without reply. Will they do the same tonight with the belief that United aren’t as clinical as Liverpool?
Brentford 0 – 1 Man Utd
58 minutos: Chance! Scott McTominay drives forward for the visitors and blasts a shot from range. It bounces just in front of Lossl who manages to turn it wide of the right-hand post.
Fernandes swings the resultant corner into the box for Man Utd but Brentford boot the ball back down the pitch.
META! Brentford 0 – 1 Man Utd (Elanga, 55’)⚽️
55 minutos: The deadlock is broken! Patient build-up from Man Utd again sees them slowly work the ball into Brentford’s final third. It comes to Fred who flicks the ball into the box to match Anthony Elanga’s run from the left. The teenager gets to the ball before Jonas Lossl, flicks it up and then heads it past the gaolkeeper to give Manchester United the lead!
Brentford 0 – 0 Man Utd
51 minutos: The game is very open at the moment. Mason Greenwood brings the ball into the box and then leaves it for Ronaldo. He’s dispossessed almost immediately and Brentford work it up to Mbeumo again. The forward turns towards United’s box and takes on Alex Telles who is a little too forecful with his tackle and brings down the Brentford man.
Leicester 2-1 Tottenham⚽️
Leicester have retaken the lead with less than 15 minutes to play at the King Power Stadium. James Maddison gets on the end of a nice pass from Harvey Barnes and slots home a deflected shot off the post!
Brentford 0 – 0 Man Utd
48 minutos: Man Utd play the corner short before giving the ball to Fernandes on the right side. He floats a cross to the back post where Ronaldo wins the header and knocks it onto the crossbar!
Brentford then counterattack from another United corner. It’s poor from United who are left with just one defender as the ball comes up to Mbeumo. He sprints towards the box before passing the ball across to Jensen. The midfielder seems to panic and shoots from the edge of the area leaving De Gea with an easy save low down.
Second half: Brentford 0 – 0 Man Utd
Kick off: Brentford get the match back underway but United win the ball early. Ronaldo whips a cross into the box but Pinnock heads it clear. The visitors recover the ball and slide it back up to Ronaldo. He runs into the right side of the box and takes a shot that gets deflected behind for a corner.