The Brentford players were stunned to see Cristiano Ronaldo’s pre-assist with his chest, which started Manchester United’s second goal last night. They had never seen bait using a chest like that in ages. See the photo.
The Red Devils under Ralf Rangnick seem to have managed to bounce back after a series of unsatisfactory results, winning three goals without reply through three young players Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford in the Premier League match at Brentford Community Stadium on Thursday morning (20/1). ).
The German manager played a 4-2-3-1 formation that has been a favorite of the Red Devils players since the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era. CR7 became the only target man up front although on many occasions he came down to the back as at the start of the attack for Greenwood’s second goal.
Receiving a pass just across the half line, the Portugal star used his chest to bounce the ball towards his compatriot Bruno Fernandes, who quickly dribbled into the box and handed it to Greenwood, who made no mistake.
It was Manchester United’s second goal last night after the first goal by Anthony Elanga. The 19-year-old dashed in when he saw Fred send a high assist into the box and the No 36 used his feet to lift the ball before heading past Jonas Lossl.
The third goal was a relief goal because it was scored by Marcus Rashford, who had not contributed a goal for the Red Devils for months. His last goal came at the end of October 2021.
Rashford had just come on for Greenwood in the 71st minute and scored in just six minutes! After a few minutes before the end, Ivan Toney thinned the score for the Bees.
Victory at home to Brentford was not enough to seal Rangnick’s position as they are still in seventh place in the Premier League standings with 35 points, less than Arsenal on goal difference. But this victory is a boost for the players and also the club’s supporters, after a number of unsatisfactory results.
For Ronaldo, his pre-assist will be very important. Also the fact that the goals were scored by three of the team’s youth players. It was very important after harsh criticism from CR7 as if they didn’t listen to his advice.