Brentford 4:0 Man United: Brentford Smash Four Past Helpless Manchester United in Just 35 Minutes

Brentford 4:0 Man United: Brentford Smash Four Past Helpless Manchester United in Just 35 Minutes

  • Manchester United's opening day miseries moved from bad to worse as the Red Devils suffered a first-half humiliation at the hands of Brentford
  • Goals from DaSilva, Jensen, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbuemo handed United an embarrassing four-nil smashing before halftime
  • It is the third time a club have put four past Man United in the Premier League after Tottenham Hotspur in October 2020 and Liverpool in 2021

Erik Ten Hag's start to life in the Premier League moved from bad to worse in his second outing as Manchester United boss.

After stumbling to a humbling 2-1 defeat to Brighton, Manchester United sought redemption with an away trip at Brentford.

But the 20-time Premier League champions would receive the shock of their lives when the Bees stung their more illustrious opponents within a space of 35 first-half minutes.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, David De Gea and the rest of their Man United teammates were left in stitches as Brentford smashed four past them in just 35 minutes. Photo credit: @ManUtd
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A David De Gea howler kick-started the nightmarish afternoon for the Red Devils when a Josh DaSilva long-range drive was spilt into the net by the Spanish goalkeeper.

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It proved to be the catalyst for Brentford to unleash their attacking venom on a clueless United set-up which look disjointed.

Eight minutes later, Mathias Jensen was on hand to pounce on a loose ball inside the box to double the lead for the home side.

Ben Mee will worsen the plight of United when he coolly planted a header at the back of the net at the half-hour mark.

Things went from bad to worse when Bryan Mbuemo, who recently switched his international allegiance to Cameroon, put the game beyond the reach of Man United with the fourth goal after just 35 minutes.

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Man United seek first win of the campaign against Brentford

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Premier League is back again with the second round of matches in the 2022/ 23 campaign and one game to keep an eye on is the clash at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday, August 13.

Brentford host Manchester United in a game in which the Red Devils will be desperate for all three points, having failed to collect any in their opener against Brighton a week earlier.

While neither side managed to win their respective games on matchday 1, it is Brentford who will go into the Saturday game with slightly more confidence as they came from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw against Leicester City.