Erik ten Haag's decision to play ultra-attacking with Bruno Fernandes paid off against Brentford.

It wasn’t pretty at times but Manchester United finally got back to winning ways as they beat Brentford 1-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Although the Red Devils used the lion’s share of the ball, they could not create many clear scoring chances with top scorer Marcus Rashford scoring the only goal.

Manager Erik ten Haag may not be happy with his side’s performance, but his side will take their first three points since winning the Carabao Cup at Wembley in February.

ETH bold calls

United are back in fourth place and can strengthen their Champions League position with a win over Everton at the weekend.

The Dutch boss soon dropped Wot Wegerst and brought in Jadon Sancho, but retained a midfield that had been damaged at the hands of Newcastle.

Still, Ten Hag made a few tactical tweaks this time around that were effective. Captain Bruno Fernandes played as a deep midfielder against the Bees.

Scott McTominay looks set to play up front while Marcel Sabitzer tries to back up Rashford as a number 10.

It was the Austrian who grabbed his first assist of the campaign as his clever header slotted home United’s number 10 perfectly.

Fernandes shines at night.

The manager has changed a bit around Fernandez’s position this season, but this is mainly due to his versatility and enthusiasm and willingness to work for the team.

The Portuguese has worn many hats, from his season at Liverpool as a left-winger to right-wing duties at the start of the season to being a deep-lying playmaker.

At home, such an attacking approach can work and it would not be surprising to see the manager use a similar formation against the Toffees.

Fred’s ball off the bench added energy and could change the game if needed.

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