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Man United VS Brentford LIVE Football Score 2/5/2022

Man United VS Brentford LIVE Football Score 2/5/2022

Manchester United’s final home match of what has been an extremely disappointing Premier League season will take place on Monday night, with Brentford the visitors to Old Trafford. The Red Devils are currently sixth in the table, five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who have two games in hand, while Brentford occupy 12th, having enjoyed an impressive campaign in the top flight. Man United managed to avoid a third straight Premier League defeat on Thursday evening, as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Chelsea at Old Trafford; Marcos Alonso sent the Blues ahead in the 60th minute, but Cristiano Ronaldo levelled the scores just two minutes later.

Ronaldo continues to face criticism in some quarters, but the Red Devils would be lost without him this season, with the 37-year-old scoring 23 times in all competitions, including 17 in the Premier League. Man United’s hopes of a top-four finish have ended, having lost three of their last five matches, while they have won just one of their last six in England’s top flight, which has left them down in sixth spot in the table, five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who have two games spare on the Red Devils.

As a result, the 20-time English champions are in a fight for a Europa League spot, sitting three points ahead of seventh-placed West Ham United, who have a game in hand, but Wolverhampton Wanderers in eighth are just six points behind and have two games in hand, so Ralf Rangnick’s side could miss out on Europe altogether. The Red Devils will welcome Erik ten Hag as their new head coach this summer, with Rangnick becoming a consultant, balancing the position with the Austria managerial role, and the German will be desperate to end what has been a disappointing campaign on a positive note.

Man United will face Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace in their final two matches of the season, and they can only finish on a maximum of 64 points, which is already their lowest-ever Premier League total, so it could be a record-breaking campaign for the club for all of the wrong reasons.

Brentford, meanwhile, have excelled in their first ever Premier League campaign, with the club well on course to enjoy another season at this level of football.

The Bees have won 11, drawn seven and lost 16 of their 34 league matches this term to collect 40 points, which has left them in 12th spot in the table, 11 points clear of 18th-placed Everton, who have two games in hand.

Thomas Frank’s side will enter this match in excellent form, picking up 10 points from their last four Premier League matches, including wins over Chelsea, West Ham and Watford, while they held Tottenham Hotspur to a goalless draw in their last game on April 23.

Brentford have actually won five of their last seven in the league, suffering just one defeat in the process, to ease any relegation fears, and they will finish the campaign with matches against Southampton, Everton and Leeds United.

The Bees, who are playing in the top flight of English football for the first time since the 1946-47 campaign, suffered a 3-1 loss to Man United in the reverse game back in January, and Monday’s match will represent their first trip to Old Trafford since a 2-1 defeat in the League Cup back in September 1975.

Following a run of just one win in their last five league matches, it is fair to assume Manchester United’s hopes of a Champions League finish are well and truly over. With just three games remaining until the end of the season, the Red Devils are trailing fourth-placed Arsenal by eight points, with the Gunners even having a game in hand.

Despite making a couple of statement signings last summer, Manchester United’s season has been rife with mediocrity and inconsistency. Having finished second in the Premier League last season, they have failed to replicate their strong defensive record this term, with only Newcastle United conceding more goals than Man United in the top half of the Premier League table.

The attack has been far too reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo as well, leading to a lack of consistency from a side that are coming on the back of a 1-1 draw with Chelsea. On Monday, Ralf Rangnick’s men will have the chance to right the wrongs and at least push for a Europa League finish as they take on Brentford at home.

It is a must-win encounter for the hosts if they are to finish ahead of West Ham in the league table, but things won’t be made easier by a feisty Brentford side that have looked in excellent touch lately.

The newly-promoted outfit have secured three wins in their last four matches. Thomas Frank’s men may not have mathematically guaranteed survival just yet but a positive result against Man United could go a long way in helping them push further up the league table and give the likes of Leicester City and Newcastle United a run for their money.

We’re expecting an entertaining 90-minutes on Monday night as both teams still have something to play for and the visitors arrive in good form. Both teams have scored in five of the last seven meetings between Man Utd and Brentford, including the Red Devil’s 3-1 win in January’s reverse league fixture. Four of Manchester United’s last six league games have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard, while three of Brentford’s last five fixtures have also produced goals at both ends of the pitch.

Man Utd were at home to Chelsea in midweek where a tight and tense first-half ended goalless. On the hour mark, Alonso fired Chelsea in front after good work from Havertz who claimed an assist but United responded quickly and were back on level terms 2-minutes later thanks to top scorer, Ronaldo. A point did do much for either team but was probably a fair result based on the balance of play over the 90-minutes.

Brentford continued their good run of form at home to high-flying Tottenham last time out. The game itself won’t live long in the memory as it ended goalless but a point was certainly a better result for the home side as Spurs are trying to finish in the final Champions League spot this season and now sit 2pts behind local rivals Arsenal.

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