Manchester United vs Brentford: Match Analysis

Manchester United and its fan’s horror show continues as Brentford demolished the Red Devils at the Brentford Community Stadium in Match week 2. Erik Ten Hag was left dumbfounded after the tragic assassination and he was left clueless after the 4-0 thrashing. This was Thomas Frank’s biggest victory against a big club after a 4-1 triumph against Chelsea last season.

Coming back to the match, The Bees struck their first goal after a howler from David de Gea. Fred who was supposed to be in the central area of the midfield left a massive space for Mathias Jenson to pass into Josh Dasilva for a goal which should not have happened. The Spaniard who had a magnificent season in front of the net made a blunder again for the second goal too.

He could have easily gone for the long pass or the square pass to the fullbacks. But he took the decision which led to an embarrassment. Eriksen could not deal with the press and lost possession. Thus Brentford took the advantage and it was 2-0 within the first 18 minutes. This was beyond Brentford’s wildest dreams, having such an electrifying start.

Things went from bad to worse for Manchester United as they conceded another one from the corner. New signing Ben Mee former player of Burney made it 3-0 with a free header as Martinez was nowhere near the ball and the timing of the jump was also so poor which led to such a catastrophic downfall for United.

Just 5 minutes later Mbeumo added more salt to United’s misery by beating Martinez’s pace and De Gea’s shot-stopping techniques. That was a brilliant counter-attacking goal by Brentford who made it from the United’s half after a decisive clearance from Jenson. The story was 4-0 at half time and half of the damage was done by then.

No such improvement for Manchester United in the 2nd half.

ETH made 3 changes to his side after the 1st half but the fortune remained the same. Ronaldo had two good opportunities to at least make his team come closer to a consolation position. Two very good crosses by Dalot but Ronaldo’s powerful header was well off target on both occasions.

Manchester United somehow started to create chances but failed to capitalise on the opportunities. Raya had to make a decent save from Eriksen’s header. And that’s the summary of United’s attacking prowess. ETH’s men have now failed to score a single goal in the opening two matches (with Brighton scoring an own goal last week).

Being a huge fan of DDG now it’s time for me to declare that he can’t survive in ETH’s game plan. No long forward pass, no high claims and not a sweeper keeper at all. Now it’s time to say goodbye. Look at Raya at the other end.

Now it’s time for United to face the mighty Liverpool and everyone knows what the expected result could be at Old Trafford considering the past few results against Klopp’s team.

Author: Subham Nandi

Blogger. Sports Writer . An ardent fan of Manchester United . #GGMU

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