Brentford v Man Utd: Premier League – dwell

Brentford v Man Utd: Premier League – dwell

Key occasions

15 min Fernandes’s nook is headed away on the close to submit. The match is a bit flat.

14 min Fernandes is ready to accumulate his personal unfastened contact on the sting of the world and sq. the ball to Dalot, whose shot hits Collins and goes behind for a nook.

11 min Wan-Bissaka loses the ball in midfield and Brentford break. The transfer slows down however they maintain the ball for 30 seconds or so earlier than Yarmoliuk’s move goes astray.

10 min Rashford has began fairly brightly on the different finish, the place United are having nearly all of possession. That fits each groups.

7 min Jensen’s outswinging nook is met by Toney, who loses Rashford far too simply close to the penalty spot. His downward header bounces a couple of yards vast of the far submit. That wasn’t nice from Rashford, who at occasions this season has regarded allergic to defending.


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6 min Lewis-Potter cuts inside from the left and clips a deep cross in direction of Toney, forcing Wan-Bissaka to go behind for a nook. Toney damage his ankle whereas stepping into place however appears to be okay.

3 min A United counter-attack ends with Fernandes driving vast from 25 yards. He began the transfer too – first with an essential interception in his personal space, then with a protracted move to launched Rashford on the left.

1 min Peep peep! Man Utd kick off from proper to left as we watch. Each formations are as anticipated.

“Your ‘chapter and verse’ replace jogged my memory of the memoir of the identical title by Bernard Sumner of Pleasure Division, New Order and Digital fame,” says Peter Oh. “One among its many entertaining moments was when he – a Salford-born Man United diehard – confirmed up for taping of the video for ‘World in Movement’ in Liverpool wearing an Elvis outfit, driving a convertible.

“I’m a giant fan of Sumner’s work however not a lot United’s so it goes with out saying that I hope the Crimson Devils ‘Really feel Each Bee’ tonight!”

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Staff information: Yarmoluk begins

That preamble went nicely: Bryan Mbeumo is just on the bench for Brentford. Thomas Frank makes two modifications from the defeat at Brentford. Keane Lewis-Potter replaces the suspended Sergio Reguilon at left wing-back; the younger Ukraine midfielder Yegor Yarmoliuk begins forward of Frank Onyeka.

Manchester United are unchanged from the win over Liverpool. Or reasonably, they’ve the identical beginning XI – the staff that completed the match would be the reply to a Trivial Pursuit query in years to come back. The influential Lisandro Martinez, who final performed in opposition to West Ham two months in the past, returns from harm and is on the bench. So is Casemiro – however not Amad Diallo, who’s suspended.

Brentford (potential 5-3-2) Flekken; Roerslev, Zanka, Ajer, Collins, Lewis-Potter; Yarmoliuk, Jensen, Janelt; Wissa, Toney.
Substitutes: Trevitt, Maupay, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Mbeumo, Strakosha, Damsgaard, Baptiste, Kim.

Man Utd (potential 4-2-3-1) Onana; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Mainoo; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund.
Substitutes: Amrabat, Maguire, Martinez, Mount, Eriksen, Casemiro,
Antony, Heaton, Kambwala.

Referee Simon Hooper.


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Every week is a very long time in soccer, by no means thoughts 19 months. Outcomes are forgotten, the information cycle strikes on, simplistic narratives congeal and all of us overlook how inappropriately we reacted to that VAR choice. However a handful of issues keep recent and vivid within the reminiscence. When Manchester United final visited Brentford, for his or her first away sport beneath Erik ten Hag, they had been 4-0 down after 35 minutes. It was an astonishing humiliation, one from which they’ve arguably by no means recovered.

Whereas Ten Hag did brilliantly to win a trophy and end third in his first season, it was a hand-to-mouth triumph. The Brentford defeat meant he was beneath strain from the beginning and had no area to develop the type of play everybody anticipated from an Ajax alumnus.

Solely three or 4 of the United XI from that sport will begin tonight, so it’s probably not about revenge, however there’s an plain symbolism about United’s return to Brentford – particularly as Ten Hag’s job was being marketed on the again pages throughout the worldwide break.

That worldwide break got here at a nasty time for United, who would have beloved to go repeatedly and once more after their superb FA Cup victory over Liverpool. Lots in contrast Amad Diallo’s winner to Mark Robins’ objective in opposition to Nottingham Forest in 1990, the sliding door of Sir Alex Ferguson’s time on the membership. And whereas United wouldn’t thoughts profitable 13 Premier League titles beneath Ten Hag, they might respect one deviation from the Fergie template: the following sport.

In 1990, United adopted their win at Forest with a league sport at house to Derby County within the league. Steve Bruce was despatched off for attempting as well Dean Saunders out of the bottom, Derby received 2-1 and United – on a run of 9 league video games with no win – stayed solely two factors above the relegation locations. Even when you possibly can see the gate to the shining uplands, and also you dance in direction of it whistling Completely happy Go Fortunate Me, you must watch the place you’re strolling.

United in all probability have to win tonight to take care of their exterior probability of Champions League qualification. It’s arguably an excellent greater sport for Brentford, who will transfer seven factors away from the underside three with a victory.

For a facet on a run of 5 defeats within the final six leagues video games and 12 within the final 15, Brentford might method this sport with incommensurate confidence. There’s one most important purpose for that. It’s seemingly that, for the primary time this season, Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo will begin collectively up entrance collectively. Identical to they did when United had been final right here.

Kick off 8pm.


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