Manchester United have now won three out of three in their opening games in this season's Champions League despite going behind, again. It only took 90 seconds for the Manchester United defence to be opened up with some poor defending from a corner and the Brazilian Alan nodded in from a few yards. In the opening stages Manchester United failed to get going and some poor defending from make shift centre back Michael Carrick led to Braga's second just after 20 minutes with Eder finding his way past Carrick and squaring to Alan again who tuck it under David De Gea in goal to make it 2-0 to the away side.
After such a disastrous start the home side started to chip away at Braga with this interesting 4-1-2-1-2 diamond formation they have adopted recently in the Champions League which leaves them short on width however after hard work and plugging away at the defence Manchester United found a way through the defence with Javier Hernandez heading home Shinji Kagawa's pin point cross after a good advantage from the referee after a foul on Robin Van Persie.
Hernandez was a pain all night for the defence and should have made it 2-2 however the linesman wrongly flagged the Mexican forward offside when he was clearly level with the defender.
Manchester United came out in the second half with the bit between their teeth and were at Braga straight away after reverting to a 4-4-2 formation with Rooney taking up position on the left and Nani on the right as he replaced Kagawa who picked up a slight injury in the first half. Manchester United continued to press and were excellent throughout the second half with Cleverley finding some magnificent positions in the final third and linking up with team mates really well.
Jonny Evans was the man to level the game up after he attempted to score from a corner with his right foot but completely miss kicked the ball however it fell kindly for him on his left and he turned and scored from a few yards out to get Manchester United back on level terms. Manchester United just kept biting away at the opposition who had no answer for them and again the linesman who were having a poor game got another decision wrong when Robin Van Persie brilliant played the ball into Hernandez who was ruled offside but replays again showed he wasn't.
Hernandez was sensational against Braga all night, and it had to be him to get the winner and the little Mexican didn't disappoint when Cleverley's beautiful cross into the box was then met by the Mexican who unmarked headed Manchester United into the lead. Since going 2-0 down, Manchester United showed real fight to get back into the game even after going 3-2 up they had a few scares but held on for a priceless victory.852603