Manchester United lost to Brentford 4-0 on Saturday night, adding insult to injury to their dismal start to the Premier League season.
Following last week’s defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion, Cristiano Ronaldo was reinstated to the starting lineup for the Red Devils, and Marcus Rashford retained his place in the lineup amid rumors of a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Josh Da Silva’s long-range shot, his second of the season, sneaked under David de Gea’s hands to give Brentford the lead in the 10th minute, giving the Red Devils the worst possible start.
Seven minutes later, things got worse for United when Jensen scored from 10 yards out by beating De Gea after Brentford had pressed high and forced a mistake from Christian Eriksen.
Ben Mee capitalized on Ivan Toney’s knockdown to head into an open goal in the 31st minute as Brentford added a third goal despite United’s pressing position.
Four minutes later, after a quick counterattack finished with Toney finding Mbeumo to cross past David de Gea, the fourth goal completed the demolition.
Tyrell Malacia made his debut in place of Shaw as Erik ten Hag replied with a double substitution at the start of the second half, while Scott McTominay and Raphael Varane took the place of Fred and Lisandro Martinez.
Six minutes after the interval, United created their first opportunity when Diogo Dalot found Ronaldo, who narrowly missed the crossbar with a header.
As the half progressed, the Red Devils gained greater possession of the ball, and Raya was forced to make a save to save McTominay’s header in the 68th minute.
Ten Hag’s had a few more chances to score, with Eriksen being the closest in the 82nd minute while De Gea had to make a few saves.
Final score: 4-0. Ten Hag begins the Red Devils’ Premier League rule with back-to-back defeats, while Brentford scores their first goal of the season.