Harry Maguire is determined to make the Brentford victory a turning point for Manchester United’s 2023/24 season, which has had a dismal start marked by losses and dropped points.
The Red Devils surprised everyone with a 2-1 win over Brentford on Saturday, halting their disappointing run. Maguire sees this triumph as the real beginning of the season, albeit somewhat belatedly.
In a statement to the MEN, the center-back expressed, “That was an immensely crucial win. It’s been a challenging start to the season for us. We haven’t achieved the results expected of a club like ours. In my view, the season begins now. This should serve as a turning point for all of us, both as individuals and as a club. We must build on this.”
Manchester United executed a remarkable comeback in the Premier League, securing a 2-1 victory over Brentford on a Saturday afternoon.
Brentford, the visiting team, took the lead in the first half when Mathias Jensen scored, capitalizing on United’s defensive lapse and beating Andre Onana.
However, in a frenetic six minutes of added time, the Reds engineered a dramatic turnaround, with substitute McTominay playing a pivotal role.
The Scottish midfielder struck a goal three minutes into stoppage time and then delivered the winning header with virtually the last touch of the match.
Manchester United initiated the clash against Brentford with an aggressive approach, pushing forward in pursuit of an early goal. Bruno Fernandes, stationed on the right, delivered several enticing crosses into the box, but they didn’t find their mark.
Around the 10-minute mark, Diogo Dalot and Rasmus Hojlund combined efforts, with the Portuguese defender sending a precise pass into the area. Unfortunately, it narrowly eluded the head of the Danish striker.
Despite creating numerous chances, it was Brentford who broke the deadlock in the 26th minute, courtesy of Jensen. Following an initial crucial block by Victor Lindelof in defense, Manchester United struggled to clear their lines, allowing the Danish player to slip the ball past Andre Onana, whose efforts to keep it out fell short.