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Brentford 1-1 Manchester United: Player ratings as lacklustre performance puts a huge dent in UCL hopes for the Red Devils

Manchester United and Brentford played a 1-1 draw at the Gtech Community Stadium in the Premier League.

The Red Devils were lucky to share points as the hosts dominated the game with 31 shots.

Man United were slow in possession and second-best in every duel.

Brentford hit the post and bar in the first 30 minutes. The woodwork also came to Man United’s rescue for the third time late in the game.

The Red Devils appeared to have stolen the three points through Mason Mount’s 96th-minute strike.

However, Kristoffer Ajer scored the equaliser three minutes later to deny United a smash-and-grab victory.

The Red Devils remain in the sixth spot with 48 points, 11 points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa.

Let’s get into some player ratings.

Player Ratings

Andre Onana – 7/10

The goalkeeper made a crucial double save after the break to keep the Red Devils in the game.

Diogo Dalot – 4/10

Dalot has been a shining light for United this season but today’s display was disappointing. 

Raphael Varane – 7/10

He was rock-solid at the heart of the defence but was unfortunately substituted at the break due to a possible injury.

Victor Lindelof – 6/10

Lindelof made a vital interception to deny Ivan Toney a clear goal-scoring opportunity.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 3/10

Wan-Bissaka did not look comfortable at left-back. He got beaten with Brentford’s one-touch passing too easily at times.

Kobbie Mainoo – 5/10

He kicked off his evening with a sublime touch and turn after receiving the ball from Onana under pressure. He is still learning his trade to play as a holding midfielder.

Scott McTominay – 3/10

Another anonymous performance from the Scotland international. His height and physicality could be why Ten Hag did not substitute him.

Bruno Fernandes – 4/10

Fernandes produced very little and failed to pull his team up when they needed a lift.

Alejandro Garnacho – 3/10

The youngster did not get into the game. He made just 14 successful passes in his hour-long stay on the pitch.

Marcus Rashford – 3/10  

Rashford saw plenty of the ball but did not try to take on the defenders. He was too cautious and passive in the final third.

Rasmus Hojlund – 4/10

A tough night for Hojlund against a robust back-line, winning only two of his 16 duels. He pulled off a good stop from Mark Flekken but was starved of service.


Harry Maguire – 5/10

Maguire added more physicality and did well to cover for Lisandro Martinez’s error.

Antony – 5/10

He was just a few inches away from handing United the lead with his trademark curling shot.

Lisandro Martinez – 4/10

A brain-fade moment for the Argentine defender while making a clearance almost gifted Brentford their opener.

Casrmiro – 5/10

The midfielder gave away too many fouls. He increased his assist tally on Mount’s goal.