Manchester United 3-0 Brentford: Ronaldo continues goalscoring form as United breeze past Bees
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Manchester United comfortably beat Brentford 3-0 in their final home game of the season. 

Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane caused the damage as United ended their home campaign on a relatively high note. 

Brentford looked dangerous at times but failed to hurt United when it mattered and they paid the price. 

Story of the game

Brentford could and should have taken the lead inside the first 15 seconds of the match. The Bees kicked off and immediately found themselves in behind United's defence after a neat kick-off routine saw Alex Telles scramble back to clear away from Bryan Mbeumo who was hot on his heels. 

But United regained composure and led inside ten minutes after a lightning-quick Elanga found a galloping Fernandes in the box with a sensational cross. The Portuguese midfielder connected well to strike past David Raya. 

Frank's side then caused United another problem when Christian Eriksen whipped in one of his typical crosses but Ivan Toney failed to keep his header down. 

And just before half-time, Ronaldo thought he had his 18th Premier League goal of the season. Mata rolled back the years and cut a cross back for Ronaldo to tap past Raya but the United striker had gone slightly too early and the goal was ruled out by VAR for offside. 

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He then did go and get his 18th league goal as he won and converted a penalty in the second half to double United's lead. 

It has been a rather dark year for United but the highlights have nearly always come from their hero that is 37 years old. 

Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata then left the pitch for the final time as they were substituted. 

After a season where United have struggled to score from set-pieces, Raphael Varane hooked a fantastic strike from a corner to make it 3-0. 

In the 73rd minute, United fans in the Red Army section lit flares and held banners that read 'Glazers Out' as some began to leave the stadium in protest. The majority stayed inside Old Trafford and continued to voice their anger. 

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It is worth noting that United are fighting to not set a new low points record. They will need to win their remaining two matches to avoid their lowest points tally in the Premier League era. 

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