Premier League: Manchester United fall at Brentford (4-0).

Erik ten hag man utd brentford

 Premier League: Manchester United fall at Brentford (4-0).

A week after losing at home to Brighton 1-2, Manchester United suffered a big defeat at Brentford 4-0 on Saturday night. Coach Erik Ten Hag and his players have had a disastrous start to the season.

A week after the missed opening game against Brighton 1-2, the Red Devils did it again on Saturday afternoon. They suffered a terrible humiliation on the pitch, without showing the slightest sign of rebellion in the middle of a 0-4 match. It's not just a matter of the team's performance, it's a matter of the team's performance.

Dismaying first half for Man utd

Cristiano Ronaldo may have been back in the starting line-up, but it didn't take long for the nightmare to take shape. It was only a matter of a few minutes before United's immense defensive frailty was exposed. After a timid initial Brentford foray, David De Gea was guilty of a crude handling error after Josh Dasilva's harmless shot in the 10th. 

It was the first time that the Spanish goalkeeper had embarrassed Christian Eriksen by delivering a poisoned throw in the middle of the park. Caught by Mathias Jensen's pressure, the Dane lost the ball and saw his compatriot score the breakthrough goal 18'.

The wreckage continued with a corner on the half-hour mark. Ben Mee beat Lisandro Martinez from close range after an Ivan Toney pass (31'). And when the Red Devils pushed to save face, they broke down again. In just two passes after Jadon Sancho lost the ball in their own area, the Bees stung for a fourth time thanks to Bryan Mbeumo at the end of a supersonic counter-attack (35').

Erik ten Hag tried to shake things up with a triple change at the break. The game was already over, with Ronaldo and Eriksen's off-target efforts the only dangerous attacks from an already worrying Manchester United side.

After the game, Erik ten Hag, the new Manchester United coach, spoke to the media and did not hesitate to be critical: "It's not much different from last week. It's a confirmation. We all saw the same game. Brentford were hungrier than us. We made too many individual mistakes for our plan to work. This defeat had nothing to do with tactics."

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