Manchester United boosted their hopes of securing a place in next season’s UEFA Europa League with a comfortable 3-0 win against Brentford in their final home match of the season.
United went ahead on nine minutes with a stunning Bruno Fernandes volley from Anthony Elanga’s cut back. It was the Portuguese’s 50th career goal for the club.
Juan Mata fired wide before Cristiano Ronaldo had an effort overturned for offside following a VAR review moments before the break.
But Ronaldo did score United’s second on the hour when he was fouled in the area by Rico Henry and stepped up to drill home the resulting penalty.
Raphael Varane added a third with a deflected shot 18 minutes from time with his first Premier League goal to seal Man Utd’s first win in four top-flight matches.
United remain sixth on 58 points, three behind Tottenham Hotspur in fifth having played two matches more. Brentford stay 14th with 40 points, eight clear of the bottom three.