Manchester United player ratings in 1-1 draw versus Brentford

Brentford FC v Manchester United - Premier League
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Manchester United failed to take the double over Brentford yet again for the second season running. Long term absentee Mason Mount scored a worldly to open his account in a Manchester united shirt in second-half stoppage time - a goal he thought would give the Red Devils all three points, but Kristoffer Ajer netted a 99th-minute equaliser to spoil the party. 

In the opening stages, the Bees could have easily racked up three or four goals after hitting the woodwork and tearing the Manchester United backline to shreds while dominating possession.   

Manchester United’s shambolic performance was painstaking on the eyes and must be thankful to the inform Andre Onana’s heroics which allowed them a share of the spoils.  

In a game where the chances were far wide and in between for Manchester United, it took the most unlikely source to come up with a goal. Mason Mount who has struggled with injury since joining the club and playing only his second game since returning from injury. Mount, however, latched on to the end of Casemiro’s pass to fired home beyond Flekken into the far corner. 

Brentford out gunned Manchester United 31 to 10 and hit the frame 4 times and were very lucky to find that goal after going behind. A goal which denied Man Utd all three points in the 99th minute. Ivan Toney who scored for England in the International break brought down a long ball and whipped it inside the box for Ajer, who slammed home to finally break United's defensive mettle. 

After 14 minutes of second-half stoppage time, the game was brought to a close. a result that is fitting for opposing fans but one that is not welcoming by either team.


Mason Mount
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Man Utd player ratings (4-2-3-1) :

GK: Andre Onana - 7/10 - Made several saves throughout proceedings to keep Man Utd level including a double save in the second half. He was the key figure in Manchester United getting a point from a game that could have been another 4-0 to the home team.  

RB: Diogo Dalot - 7/10 - A tough game for the Portuguese who had a torrid time dealing with Lewis-Potter but also showed how resilient he is when defending and how effective he is in possession. 

CB: Victor Lindelof - 7/10 - Was able to sense fire and was able to distinguish the blaze before it got out of control.  

CB: Raphael Varane - 6/10 - Made some last ditched tackles putting his body on the line for the team but cannot stay off the doctor’s bed and was substituted due to injury.  

LB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 6/10 - Got caught a few times out defensively but his work rate cannot go unnoticed his defensive qualities was evident, but his awareness and position is questionable at times.  

CM: Scott McTominay - 5/10 - Tightly marked by Janelt and Jensen of Brentford stifled the inform Scotts who had hardly a look on goal. 

CM: Kobbie Mainoo - 6/10 - After making his England debut in the last FIFA window showed his class and his coolness in midfield gliding past players with ease.  

RW: Alejandro Garnacho - 5/10 - He had a few good spells with the ball and his darting runs but needs to do more without the ball.  

AM: Bruno Fernandes - 5/10 - in a game when his team needs him to take control and provide openings, he was missing in action.  

LW: Marcus Rashford - 6/10 - He was not as devasting with or without the ball as in the last couple of weeks.  

ST: Rasmus Hojlund - 6/10 - Hunting that goal to etch his name along Ruud Nistelrooy but had his shot saved expertly by the keeper and had very little impact on the game.  


Harry Maguire (46' for Varane) - 6/10 - slotted in nicely and made his presence felt knowing he may have to fit in that role in the next few games.  

Antony (59' for Garnacho) - 6/10 - looked sharp, fired a few shots and looked threatening as another player who is returning from a long-term injury.  

Lisandro Martinez (69' for Lindelof) - 5/10 - Working his way back from injury did enough while on the pitch.  

Mason Mount (80' for Rashford) - 7/10 - would have been a five-star performance had that goal stood as the winner. A well taken goal let's see how he catapult from his first goal 

Casemiro (80' for Mainoo) - 7/10 - just back from injury was instrumental in the goal by Mount.  

Subs not used: Christian Eriksen, Sofyan Amrabat, Tom Heaton (GK), Willy Kambwala 


Erik ten Hag - 4/10 - An uninspiring display from the Red Devils in a game they need to win to stay close to Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur who won their game earlier. The coach failed to inject any energy from the bench or in the dressing room at half time and is very lucky to salvage a point.