The Manchester United Team Suffers A 4-0 Thrashing At The Hands Of Brentford

The Manchester United Team Suffers A 4-0 Thrashing At The Hands Of Brentford

In what was Cristiano Ronaldo’s first start for Manchester United since the beginning of the 2022-23 season, the Red Devils slumped to the bottom of the early Premier League table after a 4-0 thrashing at Brentford on Saturday.

David de Gea’s calamitous afternoon for United started in typical fashion with Josh Dasilva’s low, the tame effort being allowed to pass through his hands and into the back of the net 10 minutes into the match.

Within eight minutes of United’s first goal, United’s lackadaisical defense had doubled their deficit.

The former Brentford player Christian Eriksen, who was booed by the home crowd earlier in the evening, was harried out of possession by Mathias Jensen following a poor pass from David De Gea, and the midfielder dummied and sent the United player the wrong way to score against his former club.

The Manchester United Team Suffers A 4-0 Thrashing At The Hands Of Brentford

Brentford scored their third goal at the half-hour mark of the game. In a further example of poor defending, United’s defense was literally at a standstill when Ivan Toney headed a corner back across goal, and Ben Mee was able to outbattle Lisandro Martinez to head in from close range.

Five minutes after Thomas Frank’s side scored their third goal, they continued on the onslaught and scored their fourth goal.

The ball was played through by Ivan Toney to Brian Mbuemo, who shook off a challenge and fired past David De Gea after a perfectly executed counter-attack.

According to De Gea, it was a horrible day for him. There might have been a different outcome if I had saved the first shot, which may have changed the outcome of the game.

There are other teams that concede one goal and win 5-1 as a result. There is a need for us to react much better in the future. In my opinion, it was a poor performance.”

Despite this, Ten Hag’s side managed to stop the flow of conceded goals in the second half but failed to convert their chances which would have restored some pride in United’s performance had they converted their chances. This was the first time United had conceded four goals away from home in their Premier League history.

Brentford’s 3-0 win was Brentford’s first victory over United in any competition since a 2-0 win in the FA Cup in February 1938.

Former Ajax coach Ten Hag becomes the first United manager to lose his first two matches since over 100 years ago.