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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Rashford snaps goal drought as United reignite top-four push with Brentford win
End of 2nd Half
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.
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.
There will be FOUR minutes added on at the end of this contest.
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.
Nemanja Matic comes on for McTominay.
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!
McTominay, who has enjoyed yet another impressive game in United's midfield, is going to be forced off here with a back injury.
WATCH: RASHFORD MAKES IT THREE
This goal should do him the world of good!
Rangnick is pictured in conversation with Ronaldo immediately after the goal, probably explaining why he decided to substitute him. It made sense!
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.
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.
THREE AT THE BACK
United have switched formation and are now playing three in defence.
RONALDO LEFT FUMING
Moments after throwing his coat on the floor, the camera returns to Ronaldo who is still muttering something in anger.
Harry Maguire replaces Ronaldo, who looks absolutely livid to be coming off!
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Marcus Rashford takes the place of Greenwood.
Yoane Wissa comes on for Jensen. Moments earlier, Canos was replaced by Genry and Baptiste came on for Janelt.
UNITED IN CONTROL
United allowed a two-goal lead to slip last time out against Villa but surely lessons have been learnt?
WATCH: GREENWOOD DOUBLES UNITED'S ADVANTAGE
This is a brilliantly worked goal - just watch Ronaldo's beautiful touch.