The consequence leaves United backside of the Premier League having misplaced to Brighton final weekend as 4 targets within the first 35 minutes helped Brentford to an emphatic victory — the membership’s first in opposition to United since 1938.
Josh Dasilva opened the scoring when his long-range shot was spilled by David de Gea, and minutes later one other United error — this time by former Brentford participant Christian Eriksen, who misplaced possession near his objective — enabled Mathias Jensen to attain a second.
Ben Mee’s bundled header from a nook added to United’s woes, earlier than Bryan Mbeumo completed off a slick counter-attack when he acquired Ivan Toney’s cross and completed previous de Gea.
United had possibilities within the second half by means of Eriksen and a Cristiano Ronaldo header, however any hopes of a comeback remained effectively out of attain.
That is the primary time since 1992 that United has misplaced its opening two video games of a Premier League marketing campaign, and the challenges maintain coming with Liverpool up subsequent on August 22.
“Brentford was extra hungry, one, and two, we conceded targets (from) particular person errors,” ten Hag advised reporters after the match. “You’ll be able to have an excellent plan however then put the plan within the bin.”
United struggled to cope with Brentford’s urgent within the first half of Saturday’s sport and misplaced possession within the build-up to the opening two targets.
“They (the gamers) make dangerous resolution, and that is soccer. It is a sport of errors and we get punished,” ten Hag added.
“It is naïve how we performed at present. It’s important to play extra direct. We attracted them; house was excessive on the pitch … We are going to study, we’ve got to study. Nevertheless it’s no good, it is fairly clear at this degree.”
Elsewhere within the Premier League, Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal continued their unbeaten begins to the season — Metropolis with a 4-0 victory in opposition to Bournemouth and Arsenal with an entertaining 4-2 win in opposition to Leicester Metropolis.
Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, and Phil Foden all scored within the first half for Metropolis, whereas Jefferson Lerma’s personal objective accomplished the rout.
Gabriel Jesus, signed from Metropolis over the summer season, scored twice on his house debut for Arsenal, first with an excellent lob over Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward after which once more with a back-post header from a nook.
William Saliba’s personal objective and James Madison’s effort from a decent angle noticed Leicester struggle again — both facet of Granit Xhaka’s easy end after Ward had spilled a cross — however Gabriel Martinelli’s objective with quarter-hour remaining wrapped up an Arsenal victory.