Apathetic against Brighton & Hove Albion with a 2-1 defeat, Manchester United wanted to react on the lawn of Brentford. The Bees, who got off to a good start with a 2-2 draw against Leicester, were aiming to confirm today. For this match, the premises opted for a classic 3-5-2 with David Raya in the cages behind Ben Mee, Pontus Jansson and Rico Henry. The piston roles were filled by Mads Roelsev Rasmussen and Aaron Hickey while Mathias Jensen, Christian Nørgaard and Joe DaSilva found themselves in midfield. Finally, Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo were associated in attack. For its part, the Red Devils were established in 4-3-3 with David De Gea as the last bastion. In front of him, Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez and Luke Shaw formed the defense. Fred was positioned as a sentry with Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes. Alone at the forefront, Cristiano Ronaldo was accompanied by Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.
The meeting got off to a strong start under the impetus of Thomas Frank’s players. Brentford made a big pressing to disrupt his opponent. Losing many balls in the recovery, Manchester quickly cracked following a high recovery. Joe DaSilva was found in front of the box and fired a shot to the right of goal. Author of a dumpling, David De Gea already weighed down his team (1-0, 10th). If Bruno Fernandes tried to sound the revolt with a nice strike (11th), Manchester United was missing again. David De Gea served Christian Eriksen with his back to the game at the entrance to the area from a six-yard strike. The Dane was pressed by his compatriot Mathias Jensen who concluded (2-0, 18th). A new error of assessment to the credit of the Spanish goalkeeper. In perdition, the goalkeeper was not helped by his defense with dominated sides and a totally absent Harry Maguire.
MU has completely cracked
On a corner hit on the right side, Ivan Toney gave it back to the far post for Ben Mee on the right of the goal. Throwing himself, the former Burnley defender sank a little more the Red Devils (3-0, 30th). In full show of force, Brentford perfectly exploited the flaws of his opponent. Against, Ivan Toney launched Bryan Mbeumo who played Luke Shaw before adjusting on the left David De Gea (4-0, 35th). Maintaining a nice cruising speed, Brenford led 4-0 when returning to the locker room. In the second half, Manchester United made three changes with the entries of Scott McTominay, Raphaël Varane and Tyrell Malacia. As in the first period, Brentford pushed with a center shot from Aaron Hickey who was pushed back by David De Gea in front of his line (49th). Cristiano Ronaldo then responded with a header that passed to the right of the goal (51st) then another that passed over the frame (52nd).
The pace fell somewhat thereafter and Manchester United established themselves in the Brentford camp without being dangerous. On a center from Marcus Rashford on the right, Christian Eriksen headed the far post which was captured by David Raya (67th). Brentford even passed very close to 5-0 on a shot from Rico Henry captured by David De Gea (80th). Christian Eriksen was close to scoring in stride, but his recovery fled the frame on the right (81st). Brentford was not satisfied and Vitaly Janelt (85th) then Yoane Wissa (86th) put the danger while Cristiano Ronaldo answered, but stumbled on David Raya (86th). In the end, we left it at that. With this 4-0 defeat, Manchester United sinks into crisis while displaying a catastrophic face. Brentford, for his part, gleaned a rather prestigious and promising first success of the season.