Andre Onana runs to thank Scott McTominay for the late winner

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Andre Onana runs to thank Scot McTominay for the late winner

Manchester United came from behind to beat Brentford 2-1 at Old Trafford, with Scot McTominay scoring two late goals to win the game for the Red Devils.

Onana was at fault for letting in a tame shot from Brentford’s Mathias Jensen in the first half, but he was relieved to see his teammate McTominay score two goals in injury time to turn the game on its head.

After United initially had a late goal ruled out for offside, they kept pressing and it eventually paid off as McTominay fired in an equalizer following Kristoffer Ajer’s scuffed clearance.

With practically the last play of the game, McTominay found himself in the right place at the right time again as he reacted quickest to head in a Harry Maguire flick in the seventh minute of added time, sending Old Trafford into delirium.

Onana left his goal to join his teammates in celebrations, specifically targeting McTominay with a hug and presumably a word of thanks.

The win takes United one place up the table to ninth, albeit temporarily.

Maguire starts for United, it pays off

Erik ten Hag made a surprise decision to start Harry Maguire for the first time in the Premier League this season.

Raphael Varane was not in the match day squad, as ten Hag named a back three comprising Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Jonny Evans.

Maguire ended up being an integral part of the matchday squad as he provided the assist for Scot McTominay’s winner.

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Analysis

Manchester United’s comeback win against Brentford was a much-needed boost for the Red Devils, who had lost their previous two Premier League games.

The win was also a testament to the character and spirit of the team, who never gave up even when they were trailing.

Onana’s mistake in the first half was costly, but he was able to make amends with his teammates’ help. McTominay’s two goals in injury time were a fitting end to a dramatic match.

Maguire’s performance was also a positive sign for ten Hag. The Englishman had been under pressure to keep his place in the team, but he showed that he can still be a valuable asset.

Manchester United’s win against Brentford was a much-needed boost for the club. The team showed great character and spirit to come back from behind and win the game.

Onana, McTominay, and Maguire all played key roles in the victory. Onana made amends for his first-half mistake with a clean sheet in the second half. McTominay scored two vital goals in injury time. Maguire provided the assist for McTominay’s winning goal and put in a solid performance overall.

Manchester United fans will be hoping that the team can build on this momentum and start to climb the Premier League table.

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