Analysis: Brentford 1-1 Manchester United

Mason Mount
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After the excitement of the 4-3 extra-time win over Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-finals, Manchester United were again involved in late drama in a thrilling finish to their Premier League game at Brentford.

Having largely been outplayed by the hosts, who hit the woodwork four times when it was goalless, United looked to have stolen the three points through Mason Mount's first goal for the club since his £55m move from Chelsea last summer.

The goal came in the 96th minute, but United could not hold on to the three points as the Bees grabbed a well-deserved equaliser through Kristoffer Ajer three minutes later.

The draw was another further setback to United's hopes of securing Champions League football for next season.

They are sixth in the table, 11 points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa and eight adrift of Tottenham in fifth, with the FA Cup seemingly United's best way of salvaging something from a difficult campaign.

Erik ten Hag was left frustrated with his side's performance, criticising his team's desire and effort, although will be relieved to have left with a point, even though they were only minutes away from securing the most unlikely of victories.