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Mason Mount gives honest verdict on Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Brentford

Manchester United star Mason Mount says that his side didn’t deserve to win against Brentford on Saturday evening.

The Red Devils produced a disappointing display at the Gtech Community Stadium and were lucky to earn a point.

The Bees dominated proceedings but failed to break the deadlock in normal time despite having 31 shots on goal. 

Mount made an immediate impact for United after coming off the bench late in the second half, scoring his first goal for the club in the 96th minute following his arrival from Chelsea last summer. 

But United couldn’t hold onto their advantage as Kristoff Ajer popped up with the equaliser to ensure the points were shared.

Mount said the Red Devils were not up to the level against Brentford and didn’t deserve to collect all three points. 

“When you go 1-0 up right at the end, you want to try and hang onto that,” Mount said.

“If you look at the game overall it wasn’t to our standard. We know that. When you score at the death you think you can maybe hang on. But maybe we didn’t deserve it.”

“Brentford make it difficult. It is never easy coming here. They make it tough and get around you. Maybe we didn’t get it going from the beginning.”

“We know we can improve, and we need to because we need to win games. We will improve, we will work hard. These are the games you want to win. We need to step up, and that is what we will focus on.”

The defeat is a big blow for United in their quest for Champions League football next season. 

They are now eight points behind Tottenham Hotspur and 11 adrift of Aston Villa in the Premier League standings. 

Spurs came from behind to seal a 2-1 triumph against Luton Town, thanks to Heung-min Son’s 86th-minute strike. 

Villa also emerged victorious in their home encounter with Wolverhampton Wanderers, thanks to goals in either half from Moussa Diaby and Ezri Konsa. 

A spectacular run of form could see United back in contention for a top-four finish, but even that may not be enough.