Manchester United return to top four with a 1-0 win over Brentford, thanks to Marcus Rashford's goal. The Red Devils bounced back from their weekend l
|Marcus Rashford celebrates after firing United in front against Brentford on Wednesday at Old Trafford. Manchester United won 1-0. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
Manchester United returned to winning ways on Wednesday night with a gritty 1-0 win over Brentford to move back into the top four on the Premier League table.
United had slipped out of the Champions League places after losing at St. James’s Park on Sunday, but knowing a win over the Bees would be sufficient to restore their hopes and keep things in their hands, the Red Devils came through with a strong performance.
Brentford handed Manchester United their second defeat of the season in as many games at the start of the season, and it was clear as day that the hosts had revenge on their minds from the way they approached the game.
Wout Weghorst lost his place in the starting lineup for the first time since he joined United as Jadon Sancho was handed a starting role.
Marcus Rashford started up front, and he’d later reward the manager for his faith with his first goal in four games.
Antony sent one into the Brentford box, Marcel Sabitzer headed it back, and Rashford blasted it past Raya for the opener, which eventually was the only goal of the game.
It was straight from Newcastle’s book considering how the Geordies scored their opener against United last week.
Brentford only had one shot on target the entire game, and David De Gea dealt with it expertly, demonstrating how well the hosts controlled the game.
The win sent United to fourth, level on points with Newcastle, which destroyed West Ham at the London Stadium 5-1.