Manchester United lost 4-0 to Brentford in the second game of a new era. It was an awful way to start a new generation.
At the Gtech Community Stadium, all the goals were scored in the first 35 minutes, quickly turning Erik ten Hag’s dream job into an unimaginable nightmare.
The only change from Sunday’s boring 2-1 loss to Brighton was that Cristiano Ronaldo was back. Still, Josh Dasilva’s shot in the 10th minute got through David de Gea’s hands and into the bottom right corner.
From then on, Brentford did whatever they wanted and showed United’s flaws repeatedly. United is now at the bottom of the Premier League standings after goals from Ben Mee, Bryan Mbeumo, and Mathias Jensen.
The final score of Brentford vs. Manchester United
1H 2H Final Brentford 4 – Man. United 0
Ronaldo returned to lead United’s attack after not going on the preseason trip because there were rumors he would leave the team. He gave David Raya a test shot right away. But his countryman at the other end showed that it might not be possible for such a thing to exist. The goalie for Brentford thought it would be easy to make the save.
During the first half, the home team put much pressure on United. Christian Norgaard and Jansen pushed Ronaldo down, and Jansen passed the ball to Dasilva. The offensive midfielder’s shot was on target. But it didn’t have enough power for De Gea to let it through his hands. After achieving the goal that tied the game for Brentford at Leicester last weekend, he felt good.
How Brentford smashed Manchester United
Every goal scored in this crazy part of west London seemed to show how excellent Brentford was and how bad United was. Every time De Gea saved United from a bigger problem in the past few years. He also helped them lose badly. There was no excuse for his part in the first goal, and he shouldn’t take all the blame. But regular viewers won’t surprised to see him standing around with the ball at his feet on Jensen’s goal.
But the pressing that got rid of Ronaldo and then Eriksen was a crucial part of Brentford’s plan, which was a great mix of brains and brawn. Jansen read the pass to Eriksen and the fact that he would try to find Harry Maguire. The United player was off guard when the ball takes from him.
Erik ten Hag makes a bad Manchester United get worse
United has now lost seven straight away games in the Premier League by a total score of 21-2. You could say that Ten Hag is dealing with a severe problem. But over the past two weekends, he has worsened a bad situation by digging a little deeper below what considered rock bottom.
United’s recruiting has been very bad this summer, and the club’s football operations behind the scenes don’t look like they will get better soon. But the board has been able to get their manager a few new players. Martinez was one of the great players on Ajax, but the 5ft 9ins defender didn’t look like he could handle Toney.
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McTominay makes a mistake that could have gotten him another yellow card. But Stuart Atwell chooses to be kind and calls it quits. The smoldering wreckage of this latest Manchester United car crash will picked over for a long time, but let’s save our last thought for Brentford.
During the first half, the Bees were relentless, thoughtful, and brilliantly bubbly as they tore their wounded prey to pieces. It was their best moment in the Premier League, and the London club will talk about it for years to come. Thomas Frank’s team takes full advantage of every second while United’s players walk off in shame. OKBet has everything you need, whether you want the best football odds for upcoming games or odds for the Football Championship and player awards in the future.