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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores | Manchester United 2-0 Brentford

Manchester United fans have expressed relief for Bruno Fernandes after the midfielder opened the scoring against Brentford to end his goal drought, his 50th strike for the club. Another neat free-kick from Brentford picks out Toney at the back-post but he fires way over the bar.

Cristiano Ronaldo plays a one-two with Dalot and sees his effort deflected onto the bar. However, the flag went up for offside anyway so it wouldn’t have counted had it gone in. Matic carves open the defence with a delicate through ball but Bruno Fernandes fires wide of the far-post.

Brentford were on top in the last few minutes. Eriksen fired a fierce free-kick at goal, and a minute or so later, De Gea saved from Toney with his feet. Manchester United have a penalty after Ronaldo is fouled in the box.

Ralf Rangnick’s side look set to finish the campaign without Champions League football but will be eager to keep their slim hopes of a top-four finish alive with three points tonight.

Brentford are winless in their last six meetings with United in all competitions (D1 L5) since a 2-0 FA Cup win in February 1938. United won the first meeting between these sides, 3-1, back in January.

Cristiano Ronaldo dispatched his penalty with ease for Manchester United, after he was fouled by Brentford’s Rico Henry.

Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring for Manchester United from an excellent Anthony Elanga assist.

In the second half, Ronaldo rolled back the years by bursting into the box and stepped across Henry who clumsily fouled the Portuguese star.

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