Brentford vs. Manchester United live score, updates, highlights as Bees race into 2-0 lead

Brentford took a 2-0 lead over a struggling Manchester United in Saturday’s Premier League game at the Gtech Community Stadium.

David de Gea slipped Josh Dasilva’s drive through his hands into the bottom corner after 10 minutes and another errant game from Erik ten Hag’s side saw the hosts double their lead.

De Gea played a short pass to former Brentford playmaker Christian Eriksen who was pocketed by Mathias Jensen and the Brentford midfielder played a cool home.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been called up to United’s starting XI after last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton.

Brentford vs Manchester United Live Score

1H 2H final
Brentford 2
Man. United 0


BRE – Josh Dasilva (Mathias Jansen) – 10mins
BRE β€” Mathias Jansen β€” 18 min.

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Brentford vs Manchester United live updates and highlights

25 minutes: Because of the sweltering heat we stop for a drink. Brentford’s high pressing has been ruthless in everything United are trying to do here. It is questionable how long Frank’s men can maintain their intensity under these conditions. Of course, if they need to retreat into a defensive shell, they can do so with a 2-0 lead.

21 minutes: The Gtech Community Stadium isn’t exactly known as one of the great melting pots of English football, but that’s awfully uncomfortable for United. “Going down with the Fulham,” giggled the home crowd, before Ten Hag learned he’d be out of work tomorrow.

18 minutes: TOOOOAAALL!!!! jensen

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Ten Hag wants his team to play from the back Barcelona/Ajax style, but you can’t telegraph it like that. Maguire and Martinez fan wide and Eriksen comes in for De Gea’s pass. The only problem is that Jensen stayed behind him the whole time, nodding the ball and shooting home.

17 minutes: Jensen steps up and hits it right out of the D. He’ll be disappointed not to have tested De Gea there.

16 minutes: Geez, United is back all over the store. Maguire throws himself onto the edge of the penalty area. The home fans want him gone because he banged into James Toney but it’s a booking.

15 minutes: Ten Hag scribbles notes on the bench and shows little regard for the meme potential of his actions.

11 minutes: United look for an immediate response but Fernandes clatters over from the edge of the box and the home fans react in pantomime style.

10 minutes: TOOAAALL!!! Dassilva!!!!

lead Brentford and it’s an absolute hoot from De Gea! Ronaldo wants after being yanked off the ball by a combination of Norgaard and Jensen. Nothing wrong with the challenge, however, and Jensen shows up with the ball to feed Dasilva. The striker’s shot from 25 meters is aimed discreetly in the bottom corner. De Gea should pick it up easily, but it slips through his grip and in.

7 minutes: United are trying to bounce back but Shaw is late and a little hasty in a clash against Hickey and the hosts are able to catch their breath.

6 minutes: Jensen launches a long throw into the United box. Expect a lot from it today. The guests do not handle it convincingly and the ball is slammed at the back. Ten Hag’s men form up better from the resulting corner and Henry smacks a bouncing ball well over the box.

4 minutes: Ronaldo fires his first shot. It’s a speculative shot from the right and Raya gets behind a well-made attempt to catch it on the rebound.

2nd minute: Ronaldo goes down in an early tackle on the edge of the box after a skillful spin and a pass from Rashford. Nothing is happening for referee Stuart Atwell.

5 minutes to KO: Hey Jude ringing on the floor, as is customary in Brentford. United might find all this a bit gross at the Etihad Stadium. Here come the teams, Brentford in their traditional red and white stripes and United in a kit brighter than the evening sun.

15 minutes to KO: Frank has just confirmed to Sky Sports that Brentford will operate with a back three. He also expects conditions to play a role. It’s absolutely muggy in west London.

Regarding Ronaldo’s substitution, Ten Hag said: “We have problems with the number of squads in the attacking part. He’s always dangerous. The game changed in the second half last week when he came on as a substitute. I expect the same today.”

30 minutes to KO: Rashford was terribly upset last weekend and is retaining his place despite ties with Paris Saint-Germain this week. It’s probably a bit much to say that his United career is on the line, but we seem close to that point.

45 minutes to KO: Ronaldo, coming on for Scott McTominay, is Ten Hag’s only change of squad from last weekend’s eleven but it will mean a change in form, likely in relation to the 4-3-3 United played throughout last season Has. Fred will be the lone pivot in midfield behind Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes, while Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho flank Ronaldo in attack.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank made two changes to the squad in that 2-0 game to earn a draw at Leciester in the opening weekend. Mads Roerslev comes on for Vitaly Janelt and Josh Dasilva’s late equalizer is rewarded with a place ahead of Yoane Wissa.

1 hour to KO: The teams are in. Ronaldo starts!

1 hour 20 minutes to KO: Are we close to Cristiano Ronaldo’s first competitive start under Ten Hag? United improved following their pre-hour introduction last weekend, although that probably said just as much about the precariousness of their game. Anthony Martial is out and the manager again insisted on Friday that Ronaldo is part of his plans.

β€œHe had a good week of training. He had two half games [against Rayo Vallecano in pre-season and Brighton] and for the starting XI we’ll see tomorrow,” said Ten Hag. “I made the decision, I’ll keep it.”

1 hr 40 mins to KO: There was a lot to unpack after United’s 2-1 defeat by Brighton at Old Trafford last weekend and not too much of it was very comfortable for the hosts. The result flattered them and it became clear that leaving Ten Hag with most of the team that struggled through last season is not a long-term plan. He’s a tactician, not a magician.

2 hrs to KO: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Brentford vs Manchester United. After last weekend’s false start, is this the day the Erik Ten Hag era moves in the right direction?

Brentford vs Manchester United predicted lineups

Thomas Frank reported no injuries after his side clinched their first point of the season thanks to a mentality the Brentford manager described as “crazy”.

Frank will probably consider starting DaSilva after his impact as a substitute against Leicester. record signature Keane Lewis Potterwho joined for Β£16million from Hull in the summer and was unveiled four minutes before Brentford’s first goal of the season could also be in the running.

Brentford’s predicted lineup (4-3-3): Raya (GK) – Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry – DaSilva, Norgaard, Janelt – Mbuemo, Toney, Lewis-Potter

Brentford Substitute (9): Strakosha (GK), Sorensen, Roerslev, Stevens, Jensen, Onyeka, Baptiste, Wissa, Dervisoglu

Ten Hag will certainly be tempted to shuffle his pack after United’s recent poor performance against Brighton, although he could still be without one Anthony Martialwho missed the game with a hamstring injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself in a highly publicized standoff with United as he seeks a move to a Champions League side. The 37 minutes the Portugal captain played as a substitute against the Seagulls was almost as many as all of pre-season, but Ten Hag was understandably ready to turn to the 2021/22 top scorer as his side made a path back to the game was looking for.

United are negotiating a signing with Juventus Adrian Rabiotwho could be seeded for his debut if he joins a side with painfully obvious weaknesses in midfield.

Expected lineup of Man United (4-3-3): De Gea (GK) – Dalot, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw – Eriksen, Fred, Fernandes – Sancho, Ronaldo, Rashford

Man United substitutions (9): Heaton (GK), Malacia, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Garner, McTominay, Van de Beek, Garnacho, Elanga

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What time is it Brentford vs Manchester United?

Brentford hosts Manchester United at the Gtech Community Stadium in London, UK. It kicks off on Saturday 13th August at 5:30pm BST.

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date Saturday, 13.8 Saturday, 13.8 Saturday, 13.8 Sunday, 14.8
time 17:30 CET 12:30 ET 12:30 ET 02:30 CET

Brentford vs Manchester United TV channel, live stream

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