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Manchester United vs Brentford - LIVE!

Cristiano Ronaldo rolled back the years to inspire Manchester United to a 3-0 win over Brentford on Monday evening.

In what will be the final home game for many players, the likes of Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic were applauded off the pitch.

Bruno Fernandes and Ronaldo, the latter with a penalty, also scored on Monday, which is the last home fixture of a difficult campaign for United.

Mata and Matic were given starts by departing coach Ralf Rangnick in what is likely their final season with the club, while Edinson Cavani, who is also expected to leave, came off the bench.

Raphael Varane would then add a third by sweeping in his first United goal from a corner.

United remain in sixth place with 58 points from 36 games, five behind fourth-placed Arsenal but having played two more matches. Brentford have 40 points from 35 games and may need one more win to ensure they not dragged into a relegation fight.

Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.

Man United vs Brentford latest news

  • GOAL! Ronaldo wins and scores a penalty!

  • GOAL! Fernandes puts United in-front

  • Kick-off time and venue: 8pm BST, Old Trafford

  • TV channel: Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event

  • Prediction: 1-1 draw

  • Confirmed Man Utd lineup

  • Confirmed Brentford lineup

Manchester United FC 3 - 0 Brentford FC

Could that have been Ronaldo’s last game at Old Trafford?

22:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

If Monday night’s win over Brentford proves to be Cristiano Ronaldo’s final game in front of a home Manchester United support, one of the club’s greatest ever players can go out on a relative high.

Unlike so many games this season in which Ronaldo’s goals have papered over the cracks, the 37-year-old proved instrumental in the win even aside from both winning and penalty.

At times, Ronaldo was even tracking back in order to win the ball before combining with Bruno Fernandes, Juan Mata and Anthony Elanga in a manner United fans have not seen before this season.

You can read our full match report here.

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FT: Man United 3-0 Brentford

21:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

Barely enough to make up for an awful season but at least Man United finish at home on a positive note.

A goodbye to Matic

21:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

A double United change

21:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

GOAL! Manchester United 3-0 Brentford | Raphael Varane ‘71

21:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

71:00 - Varane scores his first Manchester United goal!

His volley after Fernandes’ corner is deflected in.

A goodbye for Nemanja Matic

21:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

70:00 - Matic brought off to a great reception.

His final game at Old Trafford.

GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Brentford | Cristiano Ronaldo ‘60

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60:00 - Ronaldo has his goal! Brilliant overall performance.

Ice-cool penalty, sending Raya the wrong way.

PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED

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59:00 - Ronaldo wins a penalty, barging Rico Henry off the ball before the Brentford man hauls Ronaldo down.

Brentford knocking on the door

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57:00 - Crosses flying in now, causing United problems. The home side are dealing well but Eriksen only needs one chance to find his man.

Eriksen has been brilliant

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54:00 - The only Brentford player to have caused problems. Brilliant to see.

CHANCE FOR MAN UNITED

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52:00 - Another great ball from Matic, this time finding Fernandes in a similar position to Ronaldo against Chelsea.

He, however, shoots wide.

CHANCE FOR MAN UNITED

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52:00 - Another great ball from Matic, this time finding Fernandes in a similar position to Ronaldo against Chelsea.

He, however, shoots wide.

CHANCE FOR MAN UNITED

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49:00 - Dalot combines with Ronaldo and his shot is saved by Raya. Really positive stuff from United.

Back underway!

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Here we go, no changes at the break.

What a showing from Mata

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A look at Ronaldo’s disallowed goal

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The main man next season?

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HT: Man United 1-0 Brentford

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DISALLOWED!

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Chalked off for offisde!

GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Brentford | Cristiano Ronaldo ‘43

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43:00 - Brilliant stuff once more. Some quick play between Mata and Fernandes, with the former freed after a one-two.

He then squares to Ronaldo, whose shot gets underneath Raya.

CHANCE FOR BRENTFORD

20:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

36:00 - Mbemou hits the side netting from a tight angle. First Brentford attack in a while.

Mata has been brilliant

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34:00 - A new contract?....

CHANCE FOR MAN UNITED

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31:00 - Ronaldo’s back heel tees up Mata, who’s prodded finish goes just wide. Really positive stuff from United’s attacking players.

Corner comes to nothing

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27:00 - Credit to United, they’ve dealt with some delicious Eriksen crosses well tonight.

Sloppy play

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26:00 - Dalot puts De Gea in all kinds of trouble with an awful backpass. Corner Brentford.

PENALTY CLAIM

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25:00 - Ronaldo wants a penalty after being brought down in the box.

Waved away.

United looking better

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24:00 - Mata, Fernandes, Ronaldo and Elanga are combining nicely.

Where has this been all season?

CHANCE FOR BRENTFORD

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21:00 - Another stunning cross from Eriksen finds Toney, who heads just over while under pressure from Varane.

Brentford showing signs

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17:00 - The away side haven’t had many clear sights on goal but Eriksen’s brilliant long-passing is causing lots of issues.

A big goal for Bruno

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CHANCE FOR BRENTFORD

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11:00 - Almost an instant response! Eriksen’s powersful shot is well-saved by De Gea, however.

GOAL! Manchester United 1-0 Brentford | Bruno Fernandes ‘8

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08:00 - Brilliant from Elanga!

The youngster gets in-behind the Brentford defence and squares to Bruno Fernandes, who taps in on the volley.

United getting on the ball

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06:00 - United passing the ball around nicely in the middle of the park at the moment.

Entertaining game so far

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04:00 - Eriksen, Ajer and Dalot all hitting very nice passes over the defences so far.

Brentford in particular are causing problems.

CHANCE FOR MAN UNITED

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02:00 - Dalot with a wonderful ball over the top, finding Ronaldo.

The forward’s first touch with his chest is brilliant but he slips before he can pull the trigger.

Really good start from Brentford

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01:00 - The away side have already won two corners, although United have done well to clear.

KICK-OFF

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Away we go! And Mbemou gets an early chance on goal when Eriksen plays in Toney, though Telles clears.

The teams are out!

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We’re edging closer!

Last time at Old Trafford

19:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

More Glazer protests

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The Sky Sports pundit discuss Erik Ten Hag

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A big night for Jansson

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A familiar back three for Thomas Frank

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Jansson, Ajer and Bech are selected as the CBs in a three-man defence with Roerslev and Henry as wing-backs.

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Ralf Rangnick explains the decision to play Juan Mata

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“He [Mata] was very good in training, when he came on against Chelsea he also showed a good performance, he deserves to be in the team. I decided to play him in the centre of midfield and Bruno [Fernandes] a little bit from the left.”

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Roy Keane scathing over Manchester United

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A rare start for Juan Mata

19:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

Juan Mata makes his first start of the Premier League season, in what could be his last game at Old Trafford.

Edinson Cavani, meanwhile, returns to the bench.

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Confirmed Man United lineup

19:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Brentford lineup

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Christian Eriksen: A game-changer

18:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

Could Brentford lose Ivan Toney this summer?

18:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ray Parlour has urged Arsenal to fly under the radar this summer with a bid for Brentford striker Ivan Toney.

The Gunners are on the look out for a new forward, possibly two, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left in January and with both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah out of contract.

While the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Tammy Abraham are reportedly targets, former Arsenal star Parlour has reasoned why 14-goal Toney could prove a better option.

He told talkSPORT: “The strikers they’ll be looking at, they’ll also be looking at the other clubs interested in those strikers.

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A positive omen for Brentford, perhaps?

18:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Roy Keane: A loss tonight would be ‘rock bottom’ for Manchester United

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Dimitar Berbatov: Ronaldo can leave Manchester United with head held high

18:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

Dimitar Berbatov has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo could not be blamed for quitting Manchester United if the Red Devils fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The 37-year-old has hit 23 goals this season as United’s leading scorer but the team is off the pace in the race for fourth place - leaving questions over his future at Old Trafford.

Former teammate Berbatov wants to see Ronaldo continue into next season thanks to his consitent output in front of goal.

“Ronaldo is doing incredibly well for his age with the way he plays and the goals he scores,” the Bulgarian told Betfair. “To have so many Premier League goals in a season at his age is an incredible achievement. He is doing what he needs to do, and that is score goals.

“His game is different now than it was before, but one thing is a constant, the goals. He still produces and scores which is so important.

“He has one more year at United, which is a good thing in my opinion, and now it is down to him whether he stays or leaves. I’d be glad to see him stay and of course things depend on the new manager and on what Ronaldo wants. He is an icon in football and when you are like that your opinion matters.”

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Prediction

18:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Bees are enjoying a fine end to the season and have it in them to quieten Old Trafford and further Ralf Rangnick’s misery.

A 1-1 draw.

Early Brentford team news

18:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ethan Pinnock and Sergi Canos continue to be unavailable for Brentford but Kristoffer Ajer and Christian Norgaard are fighting to be fit. The likes of Frank Onyeka, Mathias Jorgensen and Saman Ghoddos are all sidelined.

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Early Man United team news

17:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

United winger Jadon Sancho could miss the final weeks of the season due to tonsillitis, interim boss Rangnick has confirmed.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard may be fit to return after missing the Chelsea game having been doubts. Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Luke Shaw remain absent with Harry Maguire and Fred pushing for a return.

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Where to watch Manchester United vs Brentford

17:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with coverage on the former beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can also follow all the action via Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog tonight.

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Welcome

17:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE match coverage of Manchester United’s game against Brentford this evening.

Kick-off from Old Trafford is at 8pm BST.

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