Brentford hit four to humiliate Manchester United
Manchester United suffered a humbling 4-0 defeat at Gtech Community Stadium as a sensational first-half performance saw hosts Brentford scoring four goals in the opening 35 minutes.
Goalkeeper David de Gea, most often Red Delivs’ saviour, had a terrible game as the Spaniard was at fault for his team’s first two goals conceded. He allowed Josh Dasilva’s weak, low shot to slip past his hands and into the back of the net 10 minutes before attempting a terrible pass that placed Christian Eriksen under pressure, resulting in the second goal.
To be fair, Eriksen was partly to blame for the second goal as well, as he failed to handle De Gea’s ball, enabling Jensen to muscle it away from him.
In his words: “First of all, I have to take responsibility. I think I cost three points to my team today… I cannot concede the first goal Of course, after the team, we should react much better, but the first two-goal, too easy.”
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Following a corner, Mee headed in Brentford’s third goal of the match following a penalty box clash. Mbeumo then finished off a sensational counterattack to put Brentford up four goals in 35 minutes.
Erik Ten Hagen was apparently unhappy, as he should be, with how the club handled its summer transfer business. “When you start the game, you have to be ready and we weren’t. That’s disappointing” Erik stated after the game. Manchester United is yet to score in the Premier League this season. The Red Devils have lost seven consecutive away games for the first time in Premier League history.
When Gary Neville remarked of Manchester United’s playing roster, he didn’t mince words. “It’s a real achievement to spend a billion pounds and be this bad”.
“if you’re going to sign a center-back, he is not going to be able to compete. Teams will target Lisandro Martinez because of his height,” according to Jamie Redknapp, “and Erik ten Hag can’t afford to make too many bad mistakes so early in his Manchester United career.”
After losing their first game of the season to Brighton & Hove Albion, it is painful to see Manchester United heading for another humiliating setback.