Manchester United vs Brentford LIVE: Premier League latest score and updates as Ronaldo goal ruled out by VAR

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Manchester United take on Brentford this evening and will be hoping to recover some pride after a torrid run of performances. They have won just one Premier League game out of their last six in a run which has seen them fall eight points away from the top four despite having played a game more than both Arsenal and Tottenham who are immediately above them.

Although it remains mathematically possible it is extremely unlikely that the Red Devils will finish the season in the Champions League spots and instead could use these last three fixtures as an opportunity for the squad to impress incoming manager Erik ten Hag. The Dutchman has been appointed as the club’s next permanent manager and will take charge at the end of the season, with current interim boss Ralf Rangnick having accepted an offer to become the head coach of Austria.

United are welcoming a confident Brentford side who are unbeaten in four matches and have been inspired by the form of Christian Eriksen. Thomas Frank’s side have all but secured their survival status and can therefore enjoy their first Premier League visit to Old Trafford with the knowledge that victory will put them on the verge of a top 10 finish.

Follow all the action and updates as Manchester United face Brentford:


Man Utd 1 – 0 Brentford

54 mins: Chance! Bruno Fernandes spots a gap in the Brentford back line as Kristoffer Ajer pushes too far forward. Juan Mata lays the ball off to Nemanja Matic who dinks it over the top and picks out Fernandes’ diagonal run into the box. He checks to the right and shoots back across the penalty area but his effort flies wide of the back post!

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Man Utd 1 – 0 Brentford

51 mins: Off the woodwork! Diogo Dalot nicks the ball off Christian Eriksen and slides it up to Cristiano Ronaldo. Dalot continues his run into the box and Ronaldo knocks the ball back to him. He shoots but hits the sprawling David Raya. The ball loops up off the goalkeeper, hits the crossbar and bounces away!

The offside flag then goes up as Ronaldo was marginally in front of the Brentford defence but Raya didn’t know that and made a good save for the Bees.

Michael Jones2 May 2022 21:09


Man Utd 1 – 0 Brentford

48 mins: A training ground move from Brentford sees Ivan Toney make a run around the back of the Man Utd line as Christian Eriksen floats a free kick over to him. He meets it on the volley but fires his effort wide of the near post.

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Second half: Man Utd 1 – 0 Brentford

Kick off: Manchester United restart the match and send it over to the right side towards Bruno Fernandes. Mads Sorensen beats him to the ball and Brentford take over possession.

No changes in personnel at half-time from either manager.

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Man Utd 1 – 0 Brentford

Bruno Fernandes scored his first goal since February to put Manchester United in front at Old Trafford. Cristiano Ronaldo later had a goal chalked off for offside to send United into the break with a one-goal lead.

(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

Michael Jones2 May 2022 20:54


Half-time: Man Utd 1 – 0 Brentford

45+1 mins: It was a good first half from Manchester United who dominated possession and found several ways to break Brentford down. They’ll take a lead into the break.

Brentford remain a threat though. They’ve created a couple of half chances and Christian Eriksen looks up for a fight. Will they come back in the second half?

Michael Jones2 May 2022 20:50


NO GOAL! Man Utd 1 – 0 Brentford

45 mins: Disallowed goal! VAR comes to the rescue for Brentford and judges that Cristiano Ronaldo was offside as the played from Juan Mata came across to him. Man Utd see their cut knocked back to one.

Michael Jones2 May 2022 20:48


GOAL! Man Utd 2 – 0 Brentford (Ronaldo, 44’)⚽️

44 mins: It’s comfortable for Man Utd now! United flick the ball down the left wing and Mata chests it down to Fernandes. He waits for Mata to spin in behind and loops the ball over to him. Ronaldo makes a run off the ball through the middle and Mata feeds it across to him. He meets it with a side-footed shot and despite Raya getting a hand to the ball finds the back of the net!

Michael Jones2 May 2022 20:44


Man Utd 1 – 0 Brentford

39 mins: Eriksen sends a short corner to Bryan Mbeumo who knocks the ball back to him. He looks to cross but checks to the left of Dalot to open up the middle of the box before blasting his cross straight out of play and letting out a yell of anger and frustration.

Michael Jones2 May 2022 20:43

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