Brentford vs Manchester United: Red Devils win 3-1 – Archyde


Manchester United back to winning ways in the Premier League. Come to headquarters Brentford, MU get full points after a 3-1 win.

Laga Brentford vs. MU will be held at Brentford Community Stadium on Thursday (20/01/2022) morning WIB. Both sides played a goalless draw in the first half but the Red Devils were quite troubled by the home side’s attacks.

After half-time, the blockade was broken after MU opened up Anthony Elanga’s goal. The visitors then added two more goals from Mason Greenwood and substitute Marcus Rashford. Ivan Toney scored a consolation goal from Brentford in the final minutes of the game.

With that result, Man United finally won again after being defeated against Wolverhampton and pinned by Aston Villa. Despite this, MU have not moved away from seventh in the table after 35 points from 21 games, two points away from West Ham in the top four. On the other hand, Brentford are still in 14th place with 23 points.


The gameplay

Brentford created the first chance. In the fourth minute, Brian Mbuemo won the ball duel with Alex Telles and then pierced the left wing. The cross ball went into the penalty area but hit the MU players so he turned to Mathias Jensen. He released the kick for the first time even though it was wide.

MU replied just five minutes later. Clever bait from midfield by Anthony Elanga in the penalty area. Elanga’s header slid off the far post, but Brenford cleared the ball.

Brentford’s threats were unrelenting. United’s defense was open so Christian Norgaard’s breakthrough ball continued inside the box with a shot that was successfully parried by David de Gea. Also, Vitaly Janelt, Martin Sorensen and Norgaard took turns firing shots despite missing the target. MU goal is still safe, the score 0:0.

Diogo Dalot had a good chance in the 25th minute. From the edge of the box, Dalot rolled a shot into the top corner of the Brentford goal, which went just wide.

Seven minutes later, Brentford tested De Gea again. Brenfrod’s counterattack from a United corner was ended by good cooperation between Janelt and Ivan Toney.

Toney’s through ball went past Jensen leaving him only to deal with De Gea. However, Jensen’s shot was blocked, the rebound being intercepted by Janelt but hitting Raphael Varane before missing the goal.

MU started the second half better. Bruno Fernandes’ cross caught Cristiano Ronaldo and then headed the ball which slid into Brentford’s crossbar before being saved.

replied Brentford. Mbuemo and Janssen’s collaboration allowed the latter player to finish third in the field. Janssen fired low, although he was caught by De Gea.

Amid the pressure from Brenfrod, MU managed to steal a goal. Anthony Elanga gave MU a 1-0 lead in the 55th minute. Starting from an attack from the right wing, Fred played a precise pass into the Brenford penalty area. Elanga controlled the ball with his feet, then rounded Lossl with his header.

Manchester United Play with more confidence after you win. Less than 10 minutes later, Mason Greenwood increased MU’s lead to 2-0.

Ronaldo received a nice pass and then passed it to Bruno Fernandes, who ran forward with Greenwood. In the penalty area, Fernandes handed over a low pass that Greenwood slipped slightly.

Ralf Rangnick’s precise change when Marcus Rashford moved in. Rashford scored United’s third goal to make it 3-0 in the 77th minute.

Scott McTominay worked hard to win the ball in midfield and then sent a low pass to Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes’ short pass to Rashford on the right side of the box was completed with a shot that nestled into the top of the Brentford net.

In the last six minutes, Brenford reduced it to 1:3. After a free kick on the right, the ball landed in the penalty area and caused chaos in front of the goal. Ivan Toney hit the MU goal with a close-range shot.

Bruno Fernandes almost scored Manchester United’s fourth goal. However, his choppy shot was too weak to save the ball.


BRENTFORD: Jonas Lossl, Jansson, Sorensen, Rasmussen, Pinnock, Norgaard, Sergi Canos (Henry 64 ′), Jensen (Wisa 67 ′), Janelt (Baptiste 64 ′), Toney, Mbuemo

MANCHESTER UNITED: De Gea, Telles, Lindelof, Varane, Diogo Dalot, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, McTominay (85′ for Matic), Ronaldo (71′ for Maguire), Greenwood (71′ for Rashford), Elanga

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