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Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Manchester United to turn the years back in a 3-0 win over Brentford on Monday night. With just over three months to go until Manchester United return to the Premier League at Old Trafford.
The club and new manager Eric Ten Hager will have so much work to do by then that it makes those involved feel almost overwhelmed.
Manchester United took their biggest win in Ralph Rangnick’s last home game as caretaker manager. When Brentford was beaten at Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes and Ronaldo from the penalty spot also scored on Monday in the final home game of United’s difficult season.
Mata and Matic are started by outgoing manager Ralph Rangnick. In what could be their last season at the club. While Edinson Cavani, who is also set to leave, comes off the bench.
Bruno Fernandes’ superb start was followed by a second-half. Cristiano Ronaldo penalty and Rafael Varane’s first Manchester United United goal as the hosts pushed for victory.
Ronaldo was also banned for scoring 18 goals in the Premier League. Four behind Golden Boot leader Mohamed Salah.
The result leaves Manchester United faint hopes of Champions League qualification until at least next weekend. While Brentford could still be knocked out. Although their 40 points are almost certainly enough to maintain their status as a top club.
For the third game in a row, the home fans protested against the club’s owners. But there was no apparent strike in the 73rd minute. Despite plenty of anti-Glazer family chants and green and gold flares against the Americans.
Manchester United’s win puts them on 58 points with two games remaining, meaning they still have a chance to equal what they scored under David Moyes in 2013-14, a rise from 59 in 1990-91. Lowest score since a game.
The likes of Juan Mata and Matic were also applauded off the field in the final home game for many players.
It was indeed one of their better performances, especially with the help of Juan Mata, who made his first league start of the season in what could be his last game at Old Trafford.
Mata’s precise passing and creativity could have provided Ronaldo with an assist, but he was sidelined slightly after the Spain international’s pass scored.
Regardless, Ronaldo scored his goal and Brentford goalkeeper David Raya left the field the wrong way after the Portuguese were fouled by Rico Henry.
Fernandes, whose contract expires in 2026, is one of the mainstays of new Manchester United manager Eric Ten Hager.
His first goal since February was a fine strike to beat Anthony Elanga’s home side with his first volley.
Raphael Varane shot wide gave Manchester United their third goal. With protests failing to gain the momentum they expected. There were still many fans in the stadium as the home players continued Their post-match round. Thanks to being connected with the season most closely linked to the club can’t wait to end.
This is Christian Eriksen’s ninth game for club. And country since returning from cardiac arrest when he represented Denmark against Finland at the European Championships in June 2021.
But the Dane has done enough to show he can perform at a level above Brentford.
Within 10 seconds of kick-off, his pass went past Manchester United’s defense, threatening to give Bryan Mbeumo a chance before Victor Lindelof came to screen.
Eriksen’s penalty cross, Ivan Toni header from the center, the striker failed to save a deep free kick in the second half, and David De Gea’s long-range free-kick had to be pushed away.
Eriksen’s contract expires in the summer but includes an option to extend for a year.
The big question is whether the 30-year-old – and Thomas Frank’s faith in getting him back – will repay Brentford and sign for next season, or accept an offer from a bigger club, This will definitely make him walk away.