Cristiano Ronaldo was on target again as Manchester United claimed a morale-boosting victory over Brentford to end a three-winless run in the English Premier League. United record a 3-0 win over Brentford and recorded their first clean sheet in a long time.
Bruno Fernandes scored the first goal for United with a volleyed in from Anthony Elanga’s cutback early on to ease tensions at Old Trafford amid plans for a fans’ protest against the owners.
Cristiano Ronaldo Scores in United’s 3-0 win over Brentford
Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had doubled the lead before the break but his strike was ruled out for offside after a check by the video assistant referee. But the Portuguese International later got on the score sheet after Manchester United was given a penalty, he put the ball beyond the reach of the Brentford goalkeeper.
Raphael Varane recorded his first goal for Manchester United as he scored to ensure United claimed only a second win in seven league matches when he volleyed in from Alex Telles’s corner.
That goal came one minute before a planned walkout by fans, whose departure after 73 minutes – with 17 minutes left – represented their displeasure at 17 years of ownership by the Glazer family. Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata waves fan bye as it is their last home game as United players. United remains in the sixth place position which is the Europa League spot.