Manchester United won at Old Trafford for what felt like the first time since forever, as they secured a late win thanks to a late stoppage time double from Scott McTominay.
The win should refresh and boost the confidence of a flat Manchester United team after the international break that has been riddled with injuries and poor form across the pitch.
Here are the ratings from Saturday’s win –
André Onana (5/10):
The Cameroonian has not only been short of confidence recently, but has been committing goalkeeping blunders. There was another one in this game, as he got a weak hand to Jensen’s shot. For the rest of the game, he was at times the only reason that United were still in the game thanks to some good second half saves.
Diogo Dalot (5/10):
Another game where his output in the final third has been lacking despite playing on his preferred side. His shot was parried that led to a McTominay goal.
Jonny Evans (6/10):
Generally a good outing for him. For the most part, he was composed, positioned well and attempted to play high forward balls similar to his one for Bruno previously.
Harry Maguire (7/10):
Quietly had his best game in a United shirt for quite some time. The pressure was off in the second half which allowed him to desperately progress with the ball late on – leading to an assist for the winning goal.
Victor Lindelöf (4/10):
Playing in an unfamiliar left-back role gives him some leeway, but still a bad game from the Swede. He was a fault for a poor clearance that allowed Jensen to score the opener.
The regression continues. Still looks heavily off the pace and was taken off at half time, with some shade thrown by Ten Hag after the game. He was at fault for losing possession of the ball carelessly that allowed Brentford to score.
Sofyan Amrabat (5/10):
Fairly anonymous despite starting in midfield for the first time – was not much of an upgrade from his performances at left-back. Good work rate.
Mason Mount (5/10):
Much like Amrabat, a flat performance. His set pieces were poor.
Bruno Fernandes (5/10):
Fairly uninspiring in most parts of the game, playing out wide. Punted the ball way too frequently, however drove the team late on.
Marcus Rashford (4/10):
Truly a player that is in a rut at the moment. His decision making continues to be shocking and his influence in the game is minimal. Lacking that killer edge in all aspects of his game, subbed off again.
Rasmus Højlund (6/10):
Didn’t really build on his midweek performance, but hard to do with the current setup of the team with minimal chances served to him. Missed a header, but was generally good with his hold up play again.
Scott McTominay (10/10):
Short and sweet. Came on in the 87th minute and bagged two goals as Ten Hag threw him up top. Turns out he doesn’t need a Scotland shirt to be scoring then.
Christian Eriksen (7/10):
Energised the team when coming on and was a big upgrade on Casemiro.
Anthony Martial (6/10):
Fluffed a chance that he should’ve put away before McTominay’s strikes, but generally improved the team when he came on.
Did not impact the game after an initial burst of energy.
Alejandro Garnacho (6/10):
His best performances often come from the bench and this was no different. Added energy on the wing.