Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Brentford

Reeling from their worst-ever start to a Premier League season, Manchester United face the disgruntled Old Trafford faithful once again on Saturday, as Brentford head north for a Premier League showdown.

The Red Devils went down 3-2 to Galatasaray in their midweek Champions League affair, while the Bees most recently held out for a 1-1 draw away to Nottingham Forest.

Five of the hosts’ last seven matches in all competitions have now ended in defeat – including three of their last four in the top flight – and Ten Hag could also set another unwanted record this weekend, where Man United are at risk of losing three successive Premier League games at the Theatre of Dreams for the first time ever.

However, Erik ten Hag’s men can take confidence from our home record against the Bees, who have failed to beat us at Old Trafford since their promotion to the top flight.

The last time we faced Brentford came last term, at home in the Premier League. Marcus Rashford proved the difference maker once more, volleying home the sole goal of the game in emphatic fashion.

Prior to that was a particularly forgettable afternoon outing away to the Bees, in which the Reds were thumped 4-0 – all four goals coming in the first half in just our second league game under Ten Hag.

Despite picking a red card in our defeat to Galatasaray on Tuesday evening, Casemiro will be eligible for selection for the Brentford game due to the ban applying to UEFA competitions only.

After missing the Palace game last weekend, Christian Eriksen and Scott McTominay returned to the matchday squad in the UCL, with the former featuring in the second half. Sergio Reguilon was not involved.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, and Lisandro Martinez are all long-term absentees for the Reds, while young midfielder Kobbie Mainoo recently returned to first-team training.

Manchester United starting lineup: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Evans, Amrabat; Casemiro, Mount; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund

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