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Manchester United were able to produce a remarkable comeback after scoring twice in injury time to come back and get a 2-1 victory over Brentford. Erik ten Hag’s team appeared to be heading for a third consecutive league defeat for the first time since the 1970s, but the recovery will give the team a lot of confidence going into a difficult run of games.
Manchester United vs Burnley: Timeline
25’ – Manchester United gave away the ball carelessly in the middle of the park and Jensen converts to silence the home crowd once again
82’ – Neal Maupay – with very little support from his teammates – goes for a long-range effort that was tipped over the bar by Andre Onana
92’ – Burnley failed to clear a shot spilled by Strakosha and substitute Scott McTominay converts for the equaliser
95’ – In the scramble for a winner, Anthony Martial hits straight at the goalkeeper with a strong effort
96’ – Scott McTominay sends Old Trafford into ecstasy after scoring with a looping header in virtually the last kick of the match
The Big Stat
Manchester United have had a very strong home record in the Premier League, but the club appeared to be on the verge of losing three successive league matches at Old Trafford for the first time since the 1970s. However, Scott McTominay came up with a spectacular recovery by scoring twice in injury time to hand an unlikely win for the Red Devils.
Manchester United were minutes away from losing three consecutive Premier League home games for the first time in their history.
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Manchester United vs Burnley player ratings: Star Man
Scott McTominay (Manchester United) – 9.00
Scott McTominay appeared to be on his way out of Manchester United not too long ago but he made his presence felt with the brilliant brace to rescue United. Both goals from McTominay came deep in injury time, as United were able to rescue three points from an unlikely situation.
Manchester United vs Burnley Player Ratings: Late Comeback Tradition Lives On
Manchester United have produced spectacular late comebacks over the years. The Red Devils proved that the tradition lives on by getting two goals in injury time to get a 2-1 win over Brentford. Even though it was a disappointing start to the game, United improved slowly and they were rewarded with two late goals through substitute Scott McTominay. However, Erik ten Hag will be aware that the squad has plenty of work ahead.
Manchester United player ratings
Andre Onana 6/10 – Poor goalkeeping led to the opening goal
Diogo Dalot 7/10 – Strong contribution in the final third
Harry Maguire 7/10 – Provided the assist for Manchester United’s winner
Jonny Evans 6/10 – Unspectacular performance
Victor Lindeloef 6/10 – Unimpressive performance from the left back position
Casemiro 6/10 – Made the error that led to the goal
Sofyan Amrabat 6/10 – Mediocre performance
Bruno Fernandes 6/10 – Tried his best with four shots
Mason Mount 6/10 – Dispossessed too often
Marcus Rashford 7/10 – Decent offensive performance to create a comeback
Rasmus Hoejlund 6/10 – Unspectacular performance leading the line up
(Antony) 6/10 – Could not offer much
(Anthony Martial) 6/10 – Almost scored with a late shot at goal
(Scott McTominay) 9/10 – Outstanding cameo with two goals in injury time
(Christian Eriksen) 7/10 – Almost scored with a long-range effort
(Alejandro Garnacho) 6/10 – Decent cameo
Brentford Hit a New Low
Brentford hit a new low of four defeats in five matches after failing to hold onto a lead at Old Trafford with just six minutes left. It was a difficult defeat to take for the London outfit, who appeared to be heading for a famous victory when six minutes of injury time was announced. However, the Bees conceded within two minutes to lose for a third time this season.
Burnley player ratings
Thomas Strakosha 7/10 – Crucial saves towards the end of the game
Vassbakk Ajer 6/10 – Made some decent tackles
Ethan Pinnock 8/10 – Strong aerial presence
Nathan Collins 6/10 – Unspectacular performance
Mads Roerslev 7/10 – Failed to offer much
Mathias Jensen 8/10 – Almost secured a winner for Brentford
Christian Noergaard 6/10 – Unable to find his man on some occasions
Vitaly Janelt 6/10 – Kept possession well
Aaron Hickey 5/10 – Picked up a booking
Bryan Mbeumo 6/10 – Decent outing for the afternoon
Yoane Wissa 7/10 – Troubled Manchester United in the first half
(Frank Onyeka) 6/10 – Could not offer much
(Neal Maupay) 6/10 – Almost scored with a fine long-range effort
(Saman Ghoddos) 6/10 – Late cameo
The Final Word
Manchester United picked up a fourth victory in eight league matches but they had to wait until the final seconds of the game to get the 2-1 success over Brentford. The London outfit had led the game from the 25th minute through Jensen.
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