MANCHESTER / OSLO (VG) (Brentford – Manchester United 4-0, match continues) Erik ten Hag’s men are on their way to the start of the season crisis. The first round outside Brentford Stadium shocked the experts.
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It’s embarrassing and embarrassing to watch Manchester United, says Viplay expert Eric Back.
– This is unusual, Gary Lineker, the English football dossier, wrote on Twitter.
Already ten minutes later, Brentford took the lead after a fatal error by goalkeeper David de Gea. Josh DaSilva had a rather weak shot, but the Spaniard dropped the ball under him. Up front, Cristiano Ronaldo lost the ball in his own half.
It was the start of a very small show of blunders.
Shortly thereafter, De Gea played Christian Eriksen, who was very pressured from 16 metres. He lost the ball and put Matthias Jensen 2-0:
Entering a match by coming out from behind like this is downright sick, says Viaplay expert Sigrid Heine Hansen.
Half an hour later, Ben Mee made it 3-0 with a free kick, before Brian Mbiomo added 4-0 a few minutes later.
Tin Hag is trying to make it sound fun, but there is a lot more to do at Manchester United, says Martin Keown, the former England defender and Sky Sports expert.
The local Manchester Evening News gives the entire United team 0 at the break.
It’s a men’s against a nine-boys team, says former United captain Gary Neville.
They’ve been crushed, harassed, and thrown in a way you can’t imagine, says Neville.
Rio Ferdinand, the former Manchester United defender, is upset.
– Brentford hits us.. my phone explodes.. my head hurts.. my heart.. needs help, Ferdinand writes on Twitter.
In the opening match, United lost 1-2 at home to Brighton. Last season, United lost their last six away games in the league.
When the press at Etihad Stadium gave interviews after Manchester City’s showdown against Bournemouth, cheers could be heard in the corridors every time Brentford points flashed on television in the VIP section.
– It just goes from bad to worse. Where do they go from here? It’s a difficult situation. They’re in transition, but it looks like they need two or three years – and we’ve said that since Sir Alex Ferguson gave up nine years ago! It’s getting worse and worse, Daily Mail journalist Jacques Gauguin tells VG.
He works for one of England’s biggest tabloids and says United’s disastrous start to the season will be hotly debated in the coming days.
They will get a lot of media attention here next week, and it will be even worse considering they face Liverpool in the next game. You are afraid of them. That match could end with any outcome for them. It’s awful, Gauguin says.