Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes admitted being ‘relieved’ after registering a dramatic 2-1 victory over Brentford.
The Red Devils were staring at their third consecutive home loss, with Brentford leading 1-0 in the contest.
Substitute Scott McTominay scored a stoppage-time brace to complete a remarkable comeback win for United.
Speaking after the game, Fernandes admitted that everyone was delighted with the last-gasp Premier League win.
He told MUTV: “Relief, happiness and we all agree that we deserved this result because during the 90 minutes, we controlled the game well and we could have scored in the first half.
“We didn’t and we know when we don’t score and concede, it’s always going to be tough, but today we got three points and two goals from Scott at the last minute.
“It was a really good result for us because we needed points today.
“That’s what the manager always says about the subs.
“I think last year we were the team with the most goals coming from the bench and this has to be the mood for everyone coming off the bench.
“I know it’s difficult to be on the bench – everyone wants to be playing, but Scott came on for 10 minutes and scored two goals.”
McTominay’s heroics rescued Man United
The Red Devils took their points tally to 12 with today’s dramatic win. They remain in tenth place in the Premier League table after a stuttering start to the season.
McTominay was Ten Hag’s fifth and final substitute of the afternoon.
He could have thrown in Facundo Pellistri or Hannibal Mejbri but wisely chose McTominay, who has been scoring goals for fun for Scotland.
McTominay smashed the ball into the bottom corner to equalise in the 93rd minute.
He then nodded home four minutes later to snatch a win from the jaws of defeat.
However, the victory came with a lot of question marks.
Signing Andre Onana and allowing David De Gea to leave the club looks to be a dismal decision.
The 27-year-old is making howlers in almost every game. His poor shot-stopping skills are also damaging his confidence to pass the ball.
Jonny Evans took most of the goal-kicks against Brentford, followed by Onana kicking it aimlessly around the pitch.
Injuries have played a big part in pulling Man United down this campaign.
It is 2023 and United started with Harry Maguire and Evans in the heart of the defence in a Premier League game.
McTominay rescued the Red Devils today, and this will hopefully kick-start their campaign.
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