Red Devils turnaround produces 3-1 road victory

Brentford vs. Man United result: Emphatic second-half Red Devils turnaround produces 3-1 road victory

After an awful opening 45 minutes, Manchester United emphatically turned the match on its head as the Red Devils produced a prolific second half to down Brentford 3-1.

Three David de Gea saves in the first half earmarked a terribly worrying opening frame, with United consistently carved to shreds by Brentford counter-attacks. A pair of enormous chances off the foot of Matias Jensen left Brentford rueing what could have been a 2-0 lead, but instead were denied by the Spanish goalkeeping star.

As the halftime break provided Man United with some respite, Ralf Rangnick oversaw a full and comprehensive turnaround, as the Red Devils came out for the second half with aplomb, and the opener came just 10 minutes later as young Anthony Elanga stamped the match with his mark.

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Goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford put the game comfortably out of sight, and thankfully so as Brentford found a late consolation from Ivan Toney. Despite that, a second half filled with relief will – for the moment, at least – quiet any serious complaints that United fans were shouting from the rooftops just 45 minutes earlier.

With the win, United moves level with Arsenal on 35 points, with fourth-placed West Ham just two points adrift. Brentford, meanwhile, remains in 14th on 23 points, rueing what otherwise could have been a jet-boost up the crowded middle of the Premier League table.

Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

Brentford vs. Man United live score
1H 2H Final
Brentford 0 1 1
Man United 0 3 3
55th min – MUN – Anthony Elanga
62nd min – MUN – Mason Greenwood
78th min – MUN – Marcus Rashford
85th min – BRE – Ivan Toney

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