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.Brentford vs Man United live score and results updates:-
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.
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.
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Brentford vs. Man United live score
55th min – MUN – Anthony Elanga
62nd min – MUN – Mason Greenwood
78th min – MUN – Marcus Rashford
85th min – BRE – Ivan Toney
(All times Eastern)
FULL-TIME: Brentford 1-3 Man United
Manchester United was only on top for half the match, but that’s enough for victory at Brentford Community Stadium. The Red Devils made sure to help fans forget what was a forgettable first half, and the final 45 minutes will be all that Ralf Rangnick will remember. Anthony Elanga and David de Gea are the true heroes, while Bruno Fernandes was again fantastic in the new 4-3-3 formation.
For Brentford, a sleepless night of what-ifs is ahead, especially for Matias Jensen who will think of those two misses for a long time. If Brentford had gone up 2-0 before halftime, this game’s narrative would be very different regardless of how it ended up.
In the first league meeting between these teams since 1947, Man United will claim victory thanks to a rousing halftime turnaround.
Brentford vs. Man United lineups
Brentford continues to be without the injured quartet of Julian Jeanvier , David Raya , Charlie Goode , and Josh DaSilva , with all four still a ways from returning from long-term injuries. Frank Onyeka is also at AFCON 2022 with Nigeria. Zanka is still working on returning from his thigh injury and will not participate.
Rico Henry returned from injury against Liverpool but was withdrawn just after halftime, and he is rested in this match for load management. Shandon Baptiste ‘s place in midfield has been shaky of late, and both Sergi Canos and Mathias Jensen come into the side in his place.
Brentford starting lineup (3-5-2): Lossl (GK) — Sorensen, Jansson, Pinnock – Rasmussen, Janelt, Norgard, Jensen, Canos – Toney, Mbeumo.
Brentford subs (9): Fernandez (GK), Henry, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Ajer, Baptiste, Bidstrup, Stevens.
Paul Pogba is getting closer to a return for the Red Devils, a much-needed midfield boost, but he has only just returned to training and won’t be available just yet. Eric Bailly remains out due to his involvement in AFCON, but those are the only two guaranteed absences for United.
Question marks surrounded the availability of three stars, with Cristiano Ronaldo back in the side after missing out against Aston Villa due to a slight hip problem. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has a non-COVID-related illness which keeps him sidelined, while Marcus Rashford returns to the bench after missing out against Aston Villa with a dead leg. Scott McTominay are slots back into the lineup after missing the last match due to a yellow card suspension, but Luke Shaw does not, picking up a knock in training to help Alex Telles retain his place.
Harry Maguire could see a return to the lineup after being benched last time out, with center back Victor Lindelof failing to impress as United coughed up its two-goal lead at Villa Park.
Man United starting lineup (4-3-3): De Gea (GK) — Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Telles — Fred, McTominay, Fernandes – Elanga, Ronaldo, Greenwood.
Man United subs (9): Heaton, Henderson, Jones, Maguire, Mata, Matic, van de Beek, Martial, Rashford.
How to watch Brentford vs. Man United
- Date: Wednesday, Jan. 19
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: — None —
- Streaming: Peacock (subscription required)
The Brentford vs. Manchester United match is exclusively avaliable on NBC streaming platform Peacock.
Brentford-Man United betting lines, picks & prediction
Pick : Over 2.5 goals (-115)
Prediction : Brentford 1-2 Manchester United
- Moneyline : Brentford +370 / Draw +290 / Man United -135
- Spread : Man United -0.5 (-135) / Brentford +0.5 (+115)
- O/U 3.5 total goals : Over -115 / Under -105
- Both teams to score : Yes -125 / No +100
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