87 min: To the excessive amusement of the Brentford followers, Eriksen departs early and is changed by Van de Beek.
86 min: Ronaldo makes an attempt a roller from 25 yards. Simple for Raya.
85 min: Ronaldo fails to clear the nook with a header, then permits Janelt to show him this fashion and that. Janelt shoots from a decent angle. Maguire hacks clear.
84 min: The ensuing free kick is looped into the field, incomes one more nook out on the precise.
83 min: Onyeka took a whack there, and desires a good bit of consideration. Appears like he’ll be good to proceed, although.
82 min: McTominay will get his conventional yellow, taking a heavy contact, then hacking down Onyeka as he made off with the ball.
81 min: Henry lotions a rising shot in the direction of the highest left. De Gea exhibits protected fingers. United go up the opposite finish, Malacia’s low cross from the left sitting up for Eriksen, who pulls his shot broad proper from ten yards.
80 min: Norgaard and Hickey are changed by Onyeka and Sorensen.
78 min: Unsure who takes the free kick for Brentford. Simply as properly, actually, as a result of it’s totally appalling, sliced throughout the face of the United field, nowhere close to the gamers lined up ready to trigger hassle. United clear simply.
77 min: McTominay bowls Toney to the bottom out on the Brentford proper. Free kick, and one other likelihood for the hosts to sling one into the United mixer.
75 min: A cross into the Brentford field from the left. Dalot challenges on the far publish, forcing Henry into the concession of a nook. Norgaard clears Eriksen’s supply.
74 min: Brentford make a double change: Mbeumo and Jensen are changed by Baptiste and Wissa.
73 min: Ronaldo skies a long-range effort. RIoF (3) and (4).
71 min: An enormous performative sigh from Sky co-commentator Gary Neville, who has simply realised he’ll should deconstruct this fiasco on Monday Evening Soccer. In the meantime followers unfurl a banner demanding the Glazers promote up.
69 min: Thomas Frank once more with the techniques board. His staff are 4 up with simply over 20 minutes to play, and nonetheless he has notes!
68 min: … and that’s drinks.
67 min: … so having stated that, Rashford pulls again a cross from the byline on the precise, Eriksen heads in the direction of the highest left, and Raya clasps the ball.
66 min: Fernandes dribbles into the Brentford field down the inside-left channel. Hickey tackles him out of play on the expense of a nook, from which nothing comes. Raya has but to be compelled into severe motion.
64 min: United get pleasure from some extra sterile possession. In the meantime right here’s Russell Richardson with the Ronaldo Index of Frustration: “1) wry smile 2) grim lips 3) arms thrown up 4) eyes to skies 5) scowls at Maguire 6) scowls at Bruno 7) blanks ten Hag 8) skips early tub 9) calls Uber 10) calls SAF (from Madeira). We’re someplace between 7 and eight already.”
62 min: Brentford make their first change, Dasilva making approach for Janelt.
60 min: United make their fourth substitution, changing Sancho with Elanga.
59 min: Nothing a lot comes of the second nook. United attempt to launch a fast break, however Mbeumo isn’t having it, racing half the size of the pitch to intercept and play the ball again to Raya.
58 min: The nook’s hit lengthy. Toney winds his neck again on the far publish, getting ready to hammer a header goalwards. Eriksen, who will know a couple of runs from the Brentford playbook, arrives on the final second to quash the hazard, albeit on the expense of one other nook.
57 min: Roerslev and Hickey mix down the precise to win one other Brentford nook. The hosts load the field.
56 min: It’s a little bit scrappy proper now. Understandably so, given the mindset of each groups proper now, plus the searing warmth.
54 min: United get pleasure from a little bit possession within the Brentford half. Malacia’s speculative shot is blocked. They’ve been higher for the reason that restart, though the bar is subterranean.
52 min: One other alternative for Ronaldo, on the tip of one other Dalot cross from the precise. He flashes his header over the bar. This time he betrays his frustration by throwing each fingers within the air.
51 min: Dalot curls a cross into the field from the precise. Ronaldo stoops and sends a header broad proper. He slams the bottom in frustration. That was a good half-chance for many gamers, however the kind Ronaldo expects to attain. The closest United have come.
50 min: Sancho sends a easy move out for a nook on the left. Nothing’s going proper for United. The ensuing set piece is labored in the direction of Hickey on the far stick. Hickey threads a shot in the direction of the underside proper. De Gea kicks away to keep away from being crushed at his close to publish. Toney then blazes over the bar.
48 min: United then go to sleep on the ensuing throw, and are fortunate Toney’s cross is not any good.
47 min: Mbeumo has the ball out on the left. He’s received Toney and Dasilva free within the center. United are tremendous lucky that Varane is switched on, and comes throughout to dam the cross. Brentford would have been in in any other case.
Brentford get the second half underway. United have made three modifications. Shaw, Martinez and Fred are hooked; Malacia, Varane and McTominay are on.
Brimming half-time postbag. Oh it’s brimming all proper.
“Positively psychedelic, Scott?! I’m having dangerous journey flashbacks to the 73-74 relegation season” – Justin Kavanagh.
“I don’t like what I’m (not) seeing from Ten Hag as this implosion unfolds, why is he sitting nonetheless within the dugout as a substitute of ripping into these gamers on the touchline, and the way has he not taken off a few of these clowns but?” – Michael Moore.
“Daring prediction: Ronaldo launches right into a tirade at halftime and in a misguided try and exert management, Ten Haag takes him off” – Ted Graves.
“All we’d like now could be the Philippe Albert-style lob of the goalkeeper” – Mike Cormack.
“Seems Spinal Faucet’s newest drummer, Erik Ten Haag, was killed by a swarm of bees. Sadly you may’t mud for honey” – Niall Mullen.
“Effectively, I knew my Everton boys could be in a relegation battle however I by no means envisioned having a five-goal differential, and counting, lead on Man U. Welcome to the gutter CR7” – Mary Waltz.
“Wanting ahead to seeing how Jonathan Wilson pins this on Ronaldo” – Kevin Simons.
United take care of the nook in competent style, an ironic finish to an outrageous half of soccer. As woeful as United have been, Brentford have been fantastic. A staff versus a rabble. A stern Erik ten Hag disappears down the tunnel at velocity. Ronaldo trudges off pensively. You’d pay money cash to be a fly on the wall within the United dressing room. The place’s the Amazon Prime crew if you want them?
45 min +4: Brentford ship an extended free kick into the United field. Fernandes heads out for a nook.
45 min +3: Eriksen sends a floated free kick into the field. Simple for Raya.
45 min +2: Hickey shoulder barges Ronaldo, who executes an Olympic customary triple salchow whereas falling to the bottom. He needs Hickey booked, however it’s only a free kick.
45 min +1: The primary of 4 added minutes sees Raya decide a Shaw cross out of the air.
45 min: Brentford ping it round. The house followers indulge themselves with some olés. Some first-half olés.
44 min: Fernandes seems to be to ship a roller into the top-right nook. It’s at all times heading excessive and broad, however within the context of their abject first-half efficiency, it’s by far the very best United have needed to provide.
43 min: United push Brentford again and probe down each wings. However Brentford maintain their form diligently, and there’s no approach via.
41 min: Rashford dribbles down the inside-left channel and into the Brentford field, however there’s no person within the center, and Roerslev is giving him no area to shoot. The ball squirts via to Raya. As for Ronaldo telling everybody what’s what through the break? “It’s solely attainable Ronaldo will depart at half time as a substitute,” quips Jeff Needed.
39 min: After some therapy, and loads of chilly water, Rashford will get again up, good to go once more.
38 min: Fernandes pings a move down the inside-left channel. Rashford chases after it. Raya comes out of his space and shoulders the ball away from the United man, earlier than taking a peaceful contact and blootering away from hazard. Rashford stays down.
36 min: Ten Hag seems to be totally perplexed. Staring into the space. Nothing to inform his troops. He can’t imagine what’s unfolding on the market.
Jensen calmly dispossesses Sancho in his personal field. The ball’s launched for a fast counter. Toney romps down the left, earlier than slipping the ball infield for Mbeumo. He’s received a yard on the one defender left within the recreation. Shaw thinks about taking him down, however he’d get despatched off. As an alternative, Mbeumo holds off his man, and slots powerfully into the underside left. This isn’t simply surreal, it’s positively psychedelic!
33 min: Eriksen dribbles down the precise however his cross is definitely blocked. A smattering of boos, however no person’s significantly energised by it. The house crowd produce other issues to shout about. “Christian, what’s the rating?” they trill.
32 min: Martinez was so simply outfought by Mee there. A penny for Ronaldo’s ideas. You may be positive he’ll have a couple of issues to say at half-time.
It is a fiasco from United’s perspective, fantastic from Brentford. The nook’s hit lengthy from the precise. Toney heads the ball again throughout from the left. On the right-hand publish, Mee stoops however nonetheless beats Martinez and faucets a header residence from a yard out. All the color has drained from Erik ten Hag’s face.
30 min: The free kick’s hit lengthy. Maguire wrestles Jansson to the ground. Hickey wins a nook out on the precise. And from that …