Manchester United are winless in three Premier League matches and will look to get back to winning ways on Wednesday when they host Brentford at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have slipped down to fourth place after their most recent match, which was a 2-0 loss to Newcastle. That result pulled the teams level on 50 points, but the Magpies now hold on to third place due to a superior goal differential.
Despite the setback, manager Erik ten Hag has faith that his side can rebound against Brentford.
Manchester United vs. Brentford: Date, time, live stream and how to watch
Streaming options listed below are for the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For listings in your region, consult premierleague.com .
- Date: Wednesday, April 5
- Kick-off time: 8:00 p.m. BST / 3:00 p.m. ET
- Live stream: Peacock (USA), FuboTV (Canada)
Premier League schedule
It’s a 15:0 0 BST PM kickoff in the UK, which translates to 9:00 AM on the east coast of the U.S. and a 5:00 AM kickoff on the west coast.
Premier League channel
Those in the UK will need Sky Sports Premier League or the accompanying streaming services such as Sky Ultra to watch the game. Those Stateside can only watch the game on USA network or one of the NBC Sports streaming services. For Spanish language coverage head to the NBC Universo channel. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Premier League streaming
The Sky Ultra, Sky Sports Main Event or Sky Go Extra App is the place to be if you’re in the UK. In the States, you can watch the game on the NBC sports streaming app or go to the NBC sports website. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Jonas Lössl, Pontus Jansson, Mads Bech Sörensen, Ethan Pinnock, Vitaly Janelt (Shandon Baptiste), Mathias Jensen (Yoane Wissa), Christian Norgaard, Sergi Canós (Rico Henry), Mads Roerslev, Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbeumo.
Subs: Kristoffer Ajer, Mads Bidstrup, Marcus Forss, Saman Ghoddos, Álvaro Fernández, Finley Stevens.
David de Gea, Raphaël Varane, Victor Lindelöf, Alex Telles, Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay (Nemanja Matic), Fred, Cristiano Ronaldo (Harry Maguire), Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood (Marcus Rashford).
Subs: Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson, Tom Heaton, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial.
55′ Goal! Brentford 0, Manchester United 1. Anthony Elanga (Manchester United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fred with a through ball.
62′ Goal! Brentford 0, Manchester United 2. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes following a fast break.Goal confirmed following VAR Review.
64′ Substitution, Brentford. Rico Henry replaces Sergi Canós.
64′ Substitution, Brentford. Shandon Baptiste replaces Vitaly Janelt.
67′ Substitution, Brentford. Yoane Wissa replaces Mathias Jensen.
71′ Substitution, Manchester United. Marcus Rashford replaces Mason Greenwood.
71′ Substitution, Manchester United. Harry Maguire replaces Cristiano Ronaldo.
77′ Goal! Brentford 0, Manchester United 3. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.
84′ Substitution, Manchester United. Nemanja Matic replaces Scott McTominay because of an injury.
85′ Goal! Brentford 1, Manchester United 3. Ivan Toney (Brentford) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Nørgaard.
Manchester United Comment
That was good, first half despite the choir of boo boys on here you could see improvement in terms of patterns of play and organisation, defensively there were issues with intially Dalot and Fred/McTominay making mistakes under pressure in deeper areas and attacking players not clinical enough with their touches, giving Brentford opportunities to counter. United also weren’t moving the ball quick enough to open up spaces in midfield to play passes into the attacking players and were struggling to be controlled under pressure.
Second half, they moved the ball quicker and defensively were better with fewer mistakes, they were able to find the attacking players who were making runs in the first half but couldn’t get passes into them, a couple of quick moves to exploit the space created and some good goals.
Tactically totally the right decisions made, there were defensive frailties and having Ronaldo up top meant they couldn’t apply pressure from the front, Brentford were making spaces by dragging players wide and switching to a back 5 allowed them to plug the gaps whilst giving them the ability to get wide players up the pitch and pressure the backline, bit of panic in the box when McTominay went off injured perhaps lapse in organisation lead to goal but overall a great display, tactics and drilling starting to come together and better game management.
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