Brentford appeared poised to climb above United in the league standings, eyeing what would have been only their second win of the season. However, McTominay’s entrance into the match in the 87th minute proved to be a game-changer, shattering Brentford’s hopes of a rare away triumph against the Red Devils.
The chinks in United’s defensive armor were exposed in the 26th minute when Casemiro lost possession, and Lindelof failed to clear the ball, allowing Mathias Jensen to slide it beneath the body of goalkeeper Andre Onana, who should have made a routine save.
Despite creating numerous scoring opportunities in the second half, many from long range, United struggled to find the target. Meanwhile, Brentford seemed poised to clinch a well-deserved victory.
Substituted in place of Sofyan Amrabat, McTominay swiftly justified the faith of coach Erik ten Hag. In the 93rd minute, he fired home the equalizer after a goalmouth scramble, and he wasn’t finished yet.
In the seventh minute of stoppage time, McTominay headed in another goal, sparking jubilation among the home fans and securing all three points for his team.
With this dramatic win, Manchester United climbed to ninth place in the table with 12 points, putting them five points ahead of 14th-placed Brentford.
(With Reuters inputs)