Erik ten Hag awaits the first win of his reign as Manchester United travel to West London in the Eredivisie This evening. The Dutchman’s appointment at Old Trafford could hardly have started worse on opening weekend, with last season’s ugly problems resurfacing despite a promising pre-season preparation as they descended into a nightmare 2-1 home defeat by Brighton amid more fans. protests against the property of the Glazers.
Cristiano Ronaldo could return to United’s base here, while Christian Eriksen stands for a quick reunion with the club he left last month after the end of his short-term contract. Brentford started the 2022-23 season with a smashing 2-2 draw at Leicester and hopes the newest recruit Mikkel Damsgaard can play a part in this game.
United have never started a season in the Premier League era with consecutive defeats, while Brentford have not beaten current opponents since 1938. Follow Brentford vs Manchester United LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below, featuring expert analysis from Malik Ouzia at the Gtech Community Stadium!
David Raya believes ‘it’s a good time to play’ Man United as Brentford hopes to pile the misery on Erik Ten Hag
Brentford goalkeeper David Raya says it’s a “good time” to play against Manchester United.
Erik Ten Hag will take his side in West London on Saturday, having already seen them beaten by a team that operated with much lower resources, with Brighton winning the opening weekend at Old Trafford.
With United looking disjointed for parts of their defeat on home soil, a well-coached team looks like the worst kind of opponents for Ten Hag during the early days of his tenure.
Erik ten Hag rules out PSG move for Marcus Rashford
Erik ten Hag has emphasized that he wants to keep Marcus Rashford at Manchester United this summer.
It has already been a difficult transfer window for United, who have struggled to cross the line with a deal for Frenkie De Jong despite a summer-long chase for the Barcelona midfielder.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future also dominated the headlines, with the 37-year-old asking to leave Old Trafford after just one season back with the club.
Thomas Frank ‘looking forward’ to seeing Christian Eriksen again when Manchester United visit Brentford
Thomas Frank says he is looking forward to seeing Christian Eriksen again this weekend when Manchester United visit Brentford on Saturday.
The Danish international had a transformative impact in West London last season and played a key role in helping Frank’s side escape relegation during his brief spell at the club.
While Brentford was keen to keep Eriksen this summer, the former Tottenham midfielder came to United instead after the end of his short-term contract.
Prediction: Man United win 1-0
The Bees took a solid run in the opening weekend as United struggled, but their road form hasn’t been as tragic of late and the Red Devils could take a narrow win here to boost morale.
Man United win 1-0.
Man United team news: Ronaldo pushes for start
For United, Cristiano Ronaldo is pushing to start, while Eriksen could get a deeper midfield role at the expense of Fred or Scott McTominay.
Anthony Martial is in doubt along with Victor Lindelof, Facundo Pellistri, Brandon Williams and Phil Jones.
Brentford team news: Damsgaard lining up for debut
New Brentford signing Mikkel Damsgaard is hoping to make his debut tonight after completing a £16.7m move from Italy’s Sampdoria.
However, Sergi Canos (hamstring), Ethan Pinnock (knee) and Kristoffer Ajer (hamstring) are all expected to miss.
Where can you watch Brentford vs Man United
TV channel: Today’s match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with coverage from 5pm.
Live Stream: Sky Sports subscribers can watch the game online through the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can also follow all the action via Standard Sport live blogwith expert analysis from Malik Ouzia at the stadium.
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Christian Eriksen is quickly returning to the club he left this summer during an intriguing match in West London, where Erik ten Hag is eager to take home his first win as Red Devils boss.
United started another era in a now familiar, sad way, losing 2-1 to Brighton on home soil at Old Trafford thanks to Pascal Gross’ support in the first half.
Ten Hag could well recall Cristiano Ronaldo in his starting line-up against a Brentford side who started their second season at the top level with a spirited 2-2 comeback draw against Leicester last weekend, and successfully bounced back from 2-0 behind thanks to Ivan Toney and Josh Dasilva’s late rocket.
Meanwhile, Brentford hopes to make a debut for the new signing and Eriksen’s replacement/Denmark teammate Mikkel Damsgaard.
Kick-off is here at 5:30 PM BST, so stay tuned for team news, build-up and live updates, with expert analysis from Malik Ouzia at the Gtech Community Stadium!