Brentford vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: 13 August 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Gtech Community Stadium (Brentford).
When Manchester United plays Brentford on Saturday at the Brentford Community Stadium, they will be eager to get back to winning ways.
This weekend marks the continuation of the 2022–23 Premier League season, as the teams settle in for the toughest schedule in football history.
At the Brentford Community Stadium, where the action will conclude on Saturday, both Brentford and Manchester United will be vying for their first victories of the season.
The 2022–23 campaign for Brentford got off to a come-from-behind 2-2 tie with Leicester City.
Ivan Toney and Joshua Dasilva gave the Bees a point after the Foxes had established a two-goal lead thanks to goals from Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.
But even though last week’s performance wasn’t precisely the start of the 2021/22 campaign, Thomas Frank will be happy with it.
On the other hand, as soon as Manchester United lost 2-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion last Saturday at home, the excitement surrounding the start of the Erik ten Hag era vanished.
The game demonstrated the size of ten Hag’s assignment at Manchester United as the Red Devils failed to have a player score.
Last season’s matchup saw Manchester United prevail 3-1, with Ivan Toney scoring a late consolation for Brentford.
The Hard Tackle examines the encounter in more detail before the most recent meeting between the two parties.
Brentford vs Manchester United Head to head :
- Manchester United were bad last season but they still managed to claim home and away wins over the Bees.
- The Red Devils scored three goals in each of the last season’s two victories over Brentford.
- We’ve now seen three or more goals in five of the previous six head to head meetings bertewene the two teams, including three clashes back in the 1939 and 1946 campaigns.
Brentford vs Manchester United Prediction :
Last Saturday, Manchester United suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion. However, they haven’t opened a season with two straight losses since the 1992–1993 Premier League season.
The Red Devils have also dropped five of their past seven Premier League contests (W1 D1), with their lone victory coming against Brentford.
With the team lacking motivation, it appears that Manchester United may repeat the 1992–1993 season by losing its first two games of the year.
The return of Cristiano Ronaldo might not be enough to give Manchester United even a single point, as Ivan Toney drove Brentford to victory at the Brentford Community Stadium by taking advantage of the visitors’ defensive weaknesses.
Brentford 1-3 Manchester United
Brentford vs Manchester United Team News :
Kristoffer Ajer, Sergi Canos, and Ethan Pinnock are all unavailable for selection, therefore Brentford will once again be without three players for this weekend’s game.
Dasilva made a strong impression as a substitute against Leicester and might potentially start, but otherwise, it might be the same lineup that hit the field at the start of the game against the Foxes.
Lewis-Potter will therefore sit on the bench while Bryan Mbuemo, Yoane Wissa, and Damsgaard should all join Toney in the final third. Damsgaard might also make the squad given his recent arrival.
For Man United, Anthony Martial missed out on last weekend’s game due to a hamstring issue, and he will miss this game as well.
The 20-time English champions are without Victor Lindelof, Facundo Pellistri, and Brandon Williams due to injuries, and Mason Greenwood is currently on suspension.
Ronaldo, who came off the substitute against Brighton, is a key player in Ten Hag’s decision, and it would not be shocking to see the Portuguese start, especially with Martial still out injured.
Luke Shaw should keep his place at left-back, with Martinez partnering club captain Harry Maguire in the midfield.
Ronaldo could possibly replace Scott McTominay, with Eriksen going back into a deeper position. Raphael Varane and Malacia are also vying for slots in the starting lineup.
Brentford possible starting lineup:
Raya; Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry; Janelt, Norgaard, Dasilva; Mbuemo, Toney, Wissa
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, L Martinez, Shaw; Eriksen, Fred, Fernandes; Sancho, Ronaldo, Rashford