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Manchester United 2-1 Brentford: Player ratings as Scott McTominay saves Erik ten Hag from humiliation

Scott McTominay inspired Manchester United to a 2-1 comeback victory against Brentford at Old Trafford. today.

The visitors broke the deadlock in the 26th minute through Mathias Jensen.

It was another goal that Man United conceded due to poor defending at the back.  

The Red Devils dominated possession, but Brentford did a brilliant job of keeping the hosts at bay.

Erik ten Hag unleashed McTominay in the 87th minute with the scoreline 1-0 in favour of Brentford.

Two stoppage-time goals from the Scotland international ensured Man United did not lose for the third straight time at the Theatre of Dreams.

Player Ratings:

Andre Onana – 2/10

Another outing, another howler.

Onana should have stopped Jensen’s tame strike, but he failed again. He made a couple of decent saves late in the game, but questions need to be asked about his shot-stopping skills.

Diogo Dalot – 6/10

The right-back saw a lot of ball, but the Bees comfortably dealt with his crosses. He played a crucial role in Man United’s equalising goal.

Harry Maguire – 7/10

It was a very composed performance from the former United captain. He distributed the ball well, playing ten accurate long balls.

He showed great strength to hold off the defender and flick the ball to McTominay for United’s second goal.

Jonny Evans – 6/10

Evans and Maguire combined well at the back to limit Brentford’s attack. Evans used his experience to drop deep to cover for his lack of pace.

Victor Lindelof – 4/10

The Sweden international started in an unfamiliar left-back spot. He scuffed an easy clearance leading to the opener.

The defender went down the tunnel when substituted in the 70th minute, hinting that he has been playing with an injury.

Casemiro – 3/10

The Brazilian ace was the main culprit for Brentford’s goal. He gave away the ball in the midfield without any pressure.

Ten Hag rightly substituted him at the half-time.

Sofyan Amrabat – 5/10

The manager finally started Amrabat in his preferred midfield role rather than at full-back.

His passes were too safe at times and did not create any problems for the opposition.

Mason Mount – 4/10

The midfielder failed to get into the game today. His set-piece deliveries weren’t great either.

Bruno Fernandes – 5/10

Ten Hag moved him to the right flank, which limited his creativity.

He floated a fine long ball to Maguire, who earned an assist for McTominay’s match-winning strike. 

Marcus Rashford – 4/10

Man United’s talisman was taken off at the hour-mark, with the team 1-0 behind at Old Trafford. He had been ineffective in the final third up to that point.

Rasmus Hojlund – 6/10

Hojlund displayed good hold-up play but failed to create robust scoring chances. 


Christian Eriksen – 5/10

The Dane had a powerful effort saved in the second half. His creativity regressed as the game continued.

Alejandro Garnacho – 7/10

The Argentine showed great fighting spirit, beating two defenders and crossing the ball to Dalot, whose rebound fell to McTominay, leading to the equaliser.

Anthony Martial – 5/10

He got a great chance to win the game in the 96th minute but failed to get a clean connection with the ball.

Antony – 5/10

The winger provided the much-needed width at the right flank but disappointed everyone with his end product.

Scott McTominay – 10/10

McTominay had four touches in his 11-minute cameo, including two stoppage-time goals. You cannot expect any more than that.