United's Youngster Anthony Elanga led with a powerful volley at 12 yards. Shandon Bapte was on the winning side with a much better shot from 25 meters in front of 30,000 Old Trafford. Pereira, who was on loan to Lazio this season, scored a magnificent 30-yard volley from underside the crossbar that put hosts ahead. Bryan Mbeumo, however, secured a draw for Bees. Manchester United faces Preston at Deepdale at 2pm on Sat., while Brentford takes on West Ham at 3pm Sat. Old Trafford's atmosphere was vibrant, with the barrier seating now in use. This was matched by the energy of the first half. It was all United within the first twenty minutes. Swede Elanga (18 years old), continued his impressive preseason and took a clear lead. Brentford was level on 20 minutes through Baptiste. United failed in a corner clearance, and United's midfielder hit a second volley with his right foot from 25 meters into the top corner. Although Mason Greenwood and United looked bright at first, Brentford, Premier League brand new boys, settled into game and could have entered the half had Tariqe Folsu's shot across the face Tom Heaton's goal been just an inch closer to Ivan Toney. United brought Diogo Dalot on at the break. He was instantly involved as he lost possession near his box. Sergicanos, however, glanced wide from Toney’s cross. United soon came back with another incredible strike. David Raya stopped Jesse Lingard from attempting a low shot. Pereira then saw the ball and launched a powerful volley at it. It sailed in off the crossbar. There might not be a better goal this season at Old Trafford. There was still plenty to the game as both teams made massive changes. Brentford substitute Mbeumo was the one who managed to draw. Dalot failed to catch a simple United diagonal and allowed the Frenchman to curl into Heaton's far corner. While not the win Old Trafford fans hoped for it to be, you won't find any game this season with four more goals.
"We might just hand [goal] to the season now! That hit was beyond belief. I thought "take it a touch!" Andreas has great technique and he is very skilled. Wow! "The goal was achieved by Anthony (Elanga), with his great combination and passing. He is continually improving and becoming better. The boy is very energetic. He's full of energy and enthusiasm. "He's done his best for himself. We know that he's a solid player, a smart lad and has a lot of potential. He is hungry to learn and improve. He can play wide right or wide left, up front, or anywhere else, so he will be an asset. "I enjoyed my first half. We played some excellent combination play, along with the lines, and we defended well in the box. Some of the soccer was fantastic. They did a good job, but there was little else. It was an excellent first half. "Second halves, always preseason with loads of modifications it will be messy, the beat wasn't at as good as usual, but it was a great step forward, I felt."