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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Brentford 4-0 Man Utd (Dasilva ’10, Jensen ’18, Mee ’30, Mbeumo ’35)GTECH STADIUM — Manchester United plunged to new depths – and to the bottom of the Premier League – as Erik ten Hag’s disastrous start continued with a 4-0 defeat to Brentford. The Bees raced into a four-goal lead after just 35 minutes, condemning United to a seventh straight loss away from home – their worst run on the road since 1936. David de Gea was subjected to the cruellest of replays after an unmitigated howler for Josh Dasilva’s opener, the 23-year-old testing the United goalkeeper from outside the box and seeing his strike slip meekly through his hands. Harry Maguire had been hurried out of possession for the throw in the build-up and with the centre-back evidently rattled, he soon earned a booking for conceding a free-kick right on the edge of the box. Mathias Jensen glazed the set-piece over, but had his goal just moments later when De Gea played a short pass out to Christian Eriksen – roundly jeered by the home fans on his Brentford return – but with the Dane being closed down by his compatriot, he panicked into giving it straight to Jensen, who took a touch around him before doubling Brentford’s lead. More from FootballArsenal fans salute their new hero as Jesus scores twice in Emirates debut against flat Foxes13 August, 2022Ten Hag wants transfer action, Guardiola on 'special' Silva's future, Wolves open Neves talks13 August, 2022As the Premier League turns 30, some experts warn 'its demise has already begun'13 August, 2022It is hard to conceive of where Ten Hag can begin to fix this unspeakable mess that the Glazers have created, but defending from set pieces will be top of his list when he returns to Carrington on Monday, a trip he ought to be making the most of – by half-time, one bookmaker had slashed the odds on the Dutchman becoming the first Premier League manager to leave his post this season. Brentford’s tried-and-tested trick of two men on the corner post was the least of United’s worries. Bryan Mbeumo crossed it in to Ivan Toney at the back post who – ever so predictably – out-jumped Lisandro Martinez and headed across goal to find Ben Mee. The one reliable pattern of this United set-up is that when you think it can’t get worse, it invariably can. Within five minutes, Christian Norgaard was defending a United chance in his own box when he was given time to look up, wait the crucial seconds for the counter and play a long ball to Toney in an exquisite counter. Related StoriesThe Glazers' decade of epic incompetence was brutally exposed by Brighton07 August, 2022The Brentford forward raced down the wing and crossed to Mbeumo, who with one touch away from Luke Shaw epitomised an abject lack of desire from the visitors, clad in their new green away strip – if the performance weren’t sickening enough for the thousands of United fans who made the 400-mile round trip on a day of nationwide strikes. The response from Ten Hag was to ditch the latest iteration of this hopeless central midfield, which this time had seen Eriksen drop deeper alongside Fred.
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. At half-time, Fred, Shaw and Martinez were off, McTominay Raphael Varane and Tyrell Malacia at least having some effect in terms of damage limitation. Perhaps that is all the coming weeks are to be for Ten Hag. Man Utd player ratings De Gea 2 – An inexcusable blunder for the first goal and a thoughtless pass to Eriksen that led to the second. Slightly redeemed himself in the second half with saves from Aaron Buchanan Hickey and Mbeumo.Dalot 4 Didn’t put the yards in and as a result, held Sancho back too Maguire 4 Not explicitly at fault but this is a defence which is totally disorganised and his positioning did not help Martinez 3 What a start it’s been. Total chaos, beaten to everything. Lack of height looks to be a serious problem – who could have seen that coming? Shaw 3 – The way substitute Malacia later managed to contain Mbeumo was a damning indictment of Shaw’s lack of pace. Sloppy in possession and one of the many at fault for Brentford’s goal on the breakFred 4 Roerslev and Mbuemo had fun with him,Eriksen 4 A horrible return – started in a deeper role but partly at fault for the second goal and didn’t shore up the midfield at all Sancho 4 Anonymous and taken off on the hour mark Fernandes 5 Tried to test Raya on a couple of occasions but uninspiring Rashford 3 Non-existent. Didn’t offer any width Ronaldo 4 Ronaldo is never going to excel when United are up against it like this Brentford player ratingsRaya 6 Hickey 6.5Roeslev 7 Jansson 7Mee 7Henry 7 Norgaard 7Jensen 7Dasilva 7.5Toney 8Mbeumo 8
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