Bruno Fernandes thinks Manchester United deserved to beat Brentford on Saturday because they ‘controlled the game’.
United knew the importance of a win against Brentford after consecutive defeats against Crystal Palace and Galatasaray, but they made a nightmare start to the game, conceding the first goal in the 26th minute.
Andre Onana, who had a weak hand on Mathias Jensen’s low-driven shot, should have done better and Casemiro was also guilty of giving the ball away in the build-up to goal, leaving him stranded at the gap.
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Christian Eriksen came on for the Brazilian and other changes were made in the second half, however, United had no ideas and Brentford looked set to claim a good 1–0 win until the arrival of Scott McTominay.
McTominay replaced Soyan Amrabat in the 87th minute and he scored a dramatic equalizer in the third minute of injury time and then scored a remarkable goal in the seventh minute of extra time to win the game.
United thanked McTominay for the win and Fernandes admitted he was relieved when speaking to MUTV.
Asked about the dressing room reaction, he said: “Relief, happiness and we all agree that we deserved this result because during the 90 minutes, we controlled the game really well and we were in the first half. I could have scored.”
“We didn’t do that and we know it’s always tough when we don’t score and don’t concede goals, but today we got three points and two goals from Scott in the last minute. It’s really good for us. The result was because we got the required points today.
“The manager always says that about Subs. I think last year we were the team that scored the most goals off the bench and everyone coming off the bench should be in the same mood.”
“I know it’s difficult to be on the bench, everyone wants to play, but Scott came on for 10 minutes and scored two goals. It’s Fergie’s time at United, it’s quite normal to score at this time of the game and in that part of the game With it being Fergie’s time, the academy players have to score as well. Scott got us the win today and we are all really happy for him.
“It was our desire and togetherness for the whole game, the effort we put in was really good.”