Brentford v Manchester United result: Rashford snaps goal drought as United reignite top-four push with win at Brentford

Premier League / Matchday 17
Gtech Community Stadium / 19.01.2022
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Dan Quarrell
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Dan Quarrell
Updated 19/01/2022 at 23:54 GMT
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MATCH REPORT
Check out our in-depth match report as Manchester United return to winning ways.
Rashford snaps goal drought as United reignite top-four push with Brentford win
End of 2nd Half
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FULL-TIME
Manchester United move to within two points of the Champions League places thanks to a fine second-half performance to beat a brave but ultimately wasteful Brentford.
90'+3
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DESPERATELY POOR FINISH!
Fernandes has the goal at his mercy but tries to be too clever by attempting a dink over Lossl. He doesn't get enough purchase on the ball and the Brentford goalkeeper doesn't have to move to make the save.
He won't want to watch a replay of that one.
90'
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ADDED TIME
There will be FOUR minutes added on at the end of this contest.
89'
EASY SAVE
The Brentford fans find their voice again as Dalot concedes a corner. Pinnock meets Mbeumo's delivery but can't test Dea Gea with his looping header.
86'
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UNITED SUB
Nemanja Matic comes on for McTominay.
Scott McTominay
Off
Scott McTominay
Manchester United
Manchester United
On target1
Fouls2
Fouls against2
Nemanja Matic
On
Nemanja Matic
Manchester United
Manchester United
85'
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Ivan Toney
Goal
Ivan Toney
Brentford
Brentford
Goals1
On target2
Blocked Shots2
Fouls against3
GOAL! BRENTFORD 1-3 MANCHESTER UNITED (IVAN TONEY)
De Gea's clean sheet is gone!
There is pinball from a long throw-in, United fail to clear and Toney bundles it over the line for his sixth goal of the season.
Game on? Surely not!
83'
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INJURY!
McTominay, who has enjoyed yet another impressive game in United's midfield, is going to be forced off here with a back injury.
81'
WATCH: RASHFORD MAKES IT THREE
This goal should do him the world of good!
78'
DECISION JUSTIFIED!
Rangnick is pictured in conversation with Ronaldo immediately after the goal, probably explaining why he decided to substitute him. It made sense!
77'
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Marcus Rashford
Goal
Marcus Rashford
Manchester United
Manchester United
Goals1
On target1
Fouls1
GOAL! BRENTFORD 0-3 MANCHESTER UNITED (MARCUS RASHFORD)
That'll do it!
Great work from McTominay as he wins the ball back, drives through the middle and picks out Fernandes, who feeds it through to Rashford. From the angle, he lifts his shot into the roof of the net.
It's harsh on Brentford but United deserve great credit for their second half performance.
76'
IMPORTANT BLOCK!
Nice approach play from Brentford, but again the finishing is lacking as Toney's shot is blocked by Varane, who has been absolutely terrific today.
74'
THREE AT THE BACK
United have switched formation and are now playing three in defence.
73'
RONALDO LEFT FUMING
Moments after throwing his coat on the floor, the camera returns to Ronaldo who is still muttering something in anger.
71'
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UNITED SUB
Harry Maguire replaces Ronaldo, who looks absolutely livid to be coming off!
 Cristiano Ronaldo
Off
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United
Manchester United
Blocked Shots2
Fouls against2
Hit Post / Hit Bar1
Wide1
Harry Maguire
On
Harry Maguire
Manchester United
Manchester United
71'
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UNITED SUB
Marcus Rashford takes the place of Greenwood.
Mason Greenwood
Off
Mason Greenwood
Manchester United
Manchester United
Goals1
On target1
Blocked Shots1
Marcus Rashford
On
Marcus Rashford
Manchester United
Manchester United
68'
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BRENTFORD SUBS
Yoane Wissa comes on for Jensen. Moments earlier, Canos was replaced by Genry and Baptiste came on for Janelt.
Mathias Jensen
Off
Mathias Jensen
Brentford
Brentford
On target3
Fouls1
Wide2
Free Kicks3
Yoane Wissa
On
Yoane Wissa
Brentford
Brentford
68'
UNITED IN CONTROL
United allowed a two-goal lead to slip last time out against Villa but surely lessons have been learnt?
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IN-FORM FRED
64'
WATCH: GREENWOOD DOUBLES UNITED'S ADVANTAGE
This is a brilliantly worked goal - just watch Ronaldo's beautiful touch.