A comfortable win for Manchester United.
We have not been able to say that a lot this season but we dealt with all the pressure Brentford threw at us tonight, even if David de Gea had a few awkward moments dealing with the away side’s high press in the first-half.
It’s a shame that it we’ve had one of our better performances in a meaningless game after accepting that we won’t be qualifying for the Champions League next season.
The players gave a round of applause at full-time and the vast majority of fans stayed at Old Trafford on the 73rd minute, despite a planned walkout.
De Gea – 7
A few nervy moments in the first half but he made a trademark save with his feet just before the hour mark. Also did well to stop a free-kick from Christian Eriksen. Good to get a clean sheet because we’ve had nowhere near enough of them this season.
Dalot – 5
Hit crossbar with an effort on goal and came close to assisting Ronaldo with a cross in the first half. Better than his usual self.
Lindelof – 6
Both centre-backs played a role in the clean sheet.
Varane – 7
Scored his first goal for United tonight. Hope he can stay fit next season.
Telles – 5
Far from his worst performance after recovering from an error in the opening seconds.
Matic – 7
Brought some assurance to the midfield. Wish him well next season wherever he goes.
McTominay – 4
Another below par performance. Not sure if it’s a confidence thing because we’ve had a terrible season but there needs to be proper development work done with McTominay over the next year.
Fernandes – 6
Good finish to open the scoring. Unlucky not to make it a brace after 53 minutes.
Mata – 8
Why hasn’t Mata started more games this season? Strong performance.
Elanga – 6
Brilliant assist for Fernandes in the first-half. Faded after that moment of brilliance.
Ronaldo – 9 [MOTM]
Enjoyed playing with Mata. Deserved his goal for a brilliant performance where he set standards.
Fred – 6
Decent cameo after returning from injury.
Jones – 5
Looks like his final performance in a United shirt at OId Trafford. Like Matic, I wish him well.
Cavani – 5
Another waving goodbye.