By Wisdom Deji-Folutile
A demoralised Manchester United failed to recover from a 4-goal first half onslaught from Brentford, who held on in the second half to earn a clean sheet and their first victory of the 2022/2023 Premier League season.
Josh DaSilva had opened the scoring 10 minutes into the game as David de Gea fumbled an easy save at the near post.
Mathias Jensen scored again 8 minutes later, again from an unforced Man United error. Christian Eriksen received the ball from a goal kick, and was caught out by Jensen, who ran in to add a second after assisting the first.
Ben Mee scored a freak goal in the 30th minute, nodding in an effort after slipping to put his side 3-0 up.
Shortly after, Brian Mbeumo outpaced Shaw to slot in a fourth for his side, securing a famous victory at home for the modest club.
Although the Great Manchester club attempted to fight back in the second half, Brentford managed to hold on and secure a clean sheet.
Man United remain winless in the Premier League after their first two games.
Post Match Insights
- Saturday’s victory is Brentford’s first against Manchester United in any competition since a 2-0 FA Cup win in 1938.
- Manchester United are finishing a game day at the bottom of the table for the first time since August 21, 1992.
- Brentford’s victory today was their biggest in the top-flight since a 6-1 victory over Grimsby Town in 1938.
- Manchester United face Liverpool next weekend, and would hope to get out of their funk before facing the Mohammed Salah-led attack before Monday August 22.