Brentford vs Manchester United LIVE: Premier League result and final score as visitors suffer four-goal defeat

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Manchester United suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Brentford as Erik ten Hag’s second game in charge resulted in one of the club’s worst results in their Premier League history.

United have now lost both of their opening Premier League matches under Ten Hag but the club plunged to new depths as a brilliant Brentford side raced into a four-goal lead inside 34 minutes.

Brentford took the lead after only 10 minutes thanks to a mistake by David De Gea, with the United goalkeeper at fault again as Mathias Jensen doubled the lead.

Brentford were 3-0 up within half an hour when Ben Mee bundled the ball home at the far post from a corner and it was 4-0 five minutes later when Ivan Toney teed up Bryan Mbeumo to finish past De Gea.

Relive the action and follow the reaction from the Brentford Community Stadium below:

Premier League: Brentford vs Manchester United

  • Erik ten Hag responds to Marcus Rashford exit talk

  • GOAL! Dasilva strikes and it’s a De Gea howler, 1-0

  • GOAL! Jensen pinches possession off Eriksen and finishes neatly, 2-0

  • GOAL! Mee rises high to convert after United outmuscled, 3-0

  • GOAL! Mbeumo converts a sublime move after Toney’s glorious pass, 4-0

FULL TIME: Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:24 , Jamie Braidwood

What an afternoon for Brentford! It’s a dream day for the Bees.

But for United, it’s nightmare stuff. Let the post-mortem begin.

United have lost seven away matches in a row!

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:23 , Jamie Braidwood

90 mins: ‘Oles!’ ring out around the Brentford Community Stadium as the hosts pass the ball around United - who are totally lifeless.

This is a proper humbling. We’re into added time.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:20 , Jamie Braidwood

89 mins: Another yellow card for United as Rashford stops a Brentford counter attack.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:19 , Jamie Braidwood

87 mins: Donny van de Beek replaces Eriksen in United’s final change.

Eriksen gets jeered off by the Brentford fans, whose reaction towards Eriksen has been weird all day.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:17 , Jamie Braidwood

85 mins: Almost five! Ronaldo gets beaten to the ball by Janelt, whose shot is blocked by Maguire from close range. United are caught sleeping again and De Gea has to save from Wissa’s shot.

Ronaldo shoots from range and that is easily saved by Raya.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:15 , Jamie Braidwood

83 mins: Onyeka is back up. The free kick was clever from Brentford, scooped over to Toney. His cross is put behind.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:14 , Jamie Braidwood

82 mins: McTominay gets a yellow card after bringing down Onyeka, who seized upon his heavy touch.

Onyeka has stayed down.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:13 , Jamie Braidwood

81 mins: Close! Almost a returning goal for Eriksen. The ball breaks to him in the box and he looks to hook the volley goalwards, but it drifts wide of the post.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:12 , Jamie Braidwood

80 mins: Sorensen is then immediately involved as his long throw causes panic. Henry’s shot is saved by De Gea.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:11 , Jamie Braidwood

79 mins: Two further changes for Brentford, who are really enjoying this. Aaron Hickey and Christian Norgaard get standing ovations as Mads Sorensen and Frank Onyeka come on.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:07 , Jamie Braidwood

75 mins: “It’s a real achievement to spend £1 billion and be this bad,” quips Gary Neville as a stat flashes up that Brentford have spent £55m on today’s starting line-up compared to United’s £450m.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:04 , Jamie Braidwood

73 mins: Brentford are taking off two of their goalscorers in Jensen and Mbeumo.

Wissa and Baptiste come on.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:03 , Jamie Braidwood

72 mins: Eriksen does better with a run to the left side of the box and ball chipped back across that narrowly evades Elanga.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

19:02 , Jamie Braidwood

71 mins: Rashford and then Malacia send crosses into the Brentford box. Both are defended easily.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:58 , Jamie Braidwood

67 mins: Rashford scampers down the right and evades the challenge of a Brentford defender, before hanging a cross towards Eriksen. The header is saved by Raya.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:56 , Jamie Braidwood

63 mins: As often happens in one-sided matches of this nature, Brentford and Manchester United both know that the match is long over and the second half is being played out at half-speed.

Josh Dasilva gets a great reception as he makes way. His opening goal, with a lot of help from David de Gea, set Brentford on their way.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:51 , Jamie Braidwood

59 mins: Almost a chance for Mbuemo as Toney flicks a ball around the corner, but Malacia tracks back well.

United then make their fourth change as Elanga replaces Sancho.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:48 , Jamie Braidwood

55 mins: These are perfect conditions for Brentford now. Frank’s team win a corner as Roerslev overlaps Hickey.

It’s hanged towards Toney at the back post and Eriksen shows great understanding to race back and head clear.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:43 , Jamie Braidwood

51 mins: Another chance. Again from Dalot towards Ronaldo - he rises well but can’t keep the header down.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:42 , Jamie Braidwood

50 mins: Chance for Ronaldo. Dalot sends in an early cross but Ronaldo’s header from 12 yards goes wide.

He thumps the ground in frustration.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:40 , Jamie Braidwood

49 mins: Goodness me. Sancho passes the ball straight out for a corner kick, missing Dalot.

The corner goes all the way through, Toney sets up Norgaard and De Gea is forced into a save at his near post!

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:39 , Jamie Braidwood

48 mins: We’re back underway but United are still asleep. A quick throw in releases Rico Henry before any United player realises, and his cross is cleared at the front post.

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:36 , Jamie Braidwood

Manchester United had never trailed by four goals at half time before today.

Lisandro Martinez, Fred and Luke Shaw are hauled off, but it could have been any of the 11.

Brentford have never scored five goals in a Premier League match before...

HT: Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:32 , Jamie Braidwood

Looks like there will be a flurry of changes for United at the break.

Malacia, Varane and McTominay all seem set to be introduced.

HT: Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:22 , Jack Rathborn

A calming final few minutes to what has been a sensational half of football for Brentford.

A nightmare for United, who have been hammered. Second best in every department and alarming signs for Erik ten Hag.

Now this game is about pride and fight, who will stand up for the visitors in the second half?

Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

18:12 , Jack Rathborn

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Brentford's Mathias Jensen, centre, celebrates with teammates (AP)
Brentford's Mathias Jensen, centre, celebrates with teammates (AP)

GOAL! Brentford 4-0 Manchester United (Mbeumo)

18:08 , Jack Rathborn

Can you believe it? Manchester United annihilated.

Toney too strong, composure, then the skill to deliver the pass.

One end to the other. Mbeumo wants it more, he storms through on goal and calmly slots past De Gea, a subliime goal.

GOAL! Brentford 3-0 Manchester United (Mee)

18:03 , Jack Rathborn

GOAL! Stunning scenes, United bullied here, in the air, Ben Mee rises high and nods home.

Maguire looks lost, United a shambles. It’s 3-0 with just half an hour played.

The Bees are running riot!

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GOAL! Brentford 2-0 Manchester United

17:50 , Jack Rathborn

Jensen again! United all over the place, it’s 2-0!

It’s the way Ten Hag wants to play, but De Gea’s ball is dangerous.

Eriksen is attacked immediately, a swarming press and Jensen grabs the ball inside the United box, turns, then slides the ball into the corner.

Wild scenes in Brentford. 2-0.

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Brentford 1-0 Manchester United

17:49 , Jack Rathborn

Maguire with a clumsy challenge on Mbeumo, he could get a red without the covering Martinez.

Jensen bends the free-kick up and it’s just over.

Brentford 1-0 Manchester United

17:44 , Jack Rathborn

United almost hit back immediately, Shaw to Sancho, and it’s back to Fernandes, unmarked on the edge of the area.

It’s a bullet, but always rising, a poor effort, he should hit the target.

GOAL! Brentford 1-0 Manchester United (Dasilva)

17:43 , Jack Rathborn

That’s a howler from De Gea, Dasilva’s strike squirms through the Spaniard’s guard, it’s awful!

Ronaldo is moaning after the goal, wants a foul in the build-u, but it won’t be given.

United suffer a devastating early blow here after a little more than 10 minutes.

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Brentford 0-0 Manchester United

17:42 , Jack Rathborn

Brentford's Mathias Jensen, left, vies for the ball with Manchester United's Christian Eriksen (AP)
Brentford's Mathias Jensen, left, vies for the ball with Manchester United's Christian Eriksen (AP)
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Brentford 0-0 Manchester United

17:35 , Jack Rathborn

It’s a lively start in Brentford, Ronaldo getting on the ball quickly.

A flick and one-two, then a toe-strike from range, it’s not caught well and skips easily into the hands of Raya.

Premier League: Brentford vs Manchester United

17:20 , Jack Rathborn

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Premier League final scores from 3pm matches

17:04 , Jack Rathborn

Brighton 0-0 Newcastle

Southampton 2-2 Leeds

Arsenal 4-2 Leicester

Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

Wolves 0-0 Fulham

Manchester United chase Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

16:50 , Jack Rathborn

Juventus have reportedly agreed to sell Adrien Rabiot to Manchester United for an initial £15million. The Guardian says the discussions over personal terms for the 27-year-old France midfielder are still at an early stage with approval still needed from his agent and mother. The paper notes he has achieved success with five Ligue 1 titles at Paris St Germain as well as another in Serie A, but he also has a uneven discipline record including fines for lateness.

The Red Devils are also said to be interested in Lazio’s Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who they have been linked with for a number of years. But the Telegraph reports intermediaries believe a deal can actually be done for the 27-year-old.

Manchester United chase Sergej Milinkovic-Savic after Adrien Rabiot deal

Premier League latest scores

16:43 , Jack Rathborn

It’s four at the Etihad, but an own-goal for Lerma might disappoint some FPL players.

Some captained or triple-captained Erling Haaland today, did the move pay off?

It’s five points so far, with 73 minutes enough for two points, plus his assist for Gundogan’s opener.

Brentford vs Manchester United: Confirmed lineups

16:34 , Jack Rathborn

Brentford XI: Raya, Roerslev, Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Nørgaard, Jensen, Dasilva, Mbeumo, Toney

Man United XI: De Gea, Maguire, Martinez, Ronaldo, Fernandes, Rashford, Eriksen, Fred, Dalot, Shaw, Sancho

Ex-director Michael Knighton to launch ‘hostile bid’ to buy Manchester United from Glazers

16:30 , Jack Rathborn

Former Manchester United director Michael Knighton claims to be planning a “hostile takeover” of the club in a bid to finally end the Glazer family’s controversial reign.

Knighton came close to buying United in 1989 for £10m before a deal fell through, but spent several years on the Old Trafford board.

And amid continued fan unrest over the Glazers, who continue to leverage their ownership against significant debt and further soured supporter relations during the Super League scandal, Knighton believes it is time to end relieve the “inept” owners of the club.

“We are a club in crisis and we all know the reason why,” Knighton told Man Utd the Religion. “We have an inept and frankly useless ownership who know little about this game of football. Everyone knows that we need new ownership of this football club and that is my aim and those are my objectives.

Ex-director to launch ‘hostile bid’ to buy Man United from Glazers

Cody Gakpo responds to Manchester United transfer interest

16:25 , Jack Rathborn

Cody Gakpo has hinted that PSV securing Champions League football could see him opt against a move to Manchester United.

The 23-year-old Netherlands international is the latest name to be linked with Old Trafford as new manager Erik ten Hag seeks to strengthen his squad in the final weeks of the summer transfer window.

United are yet to open talks with Gakpo or PSV but - as reported by The Independent on Tuesday - their interest in the winger is known.

Gakpo played as PSV’s progressed in the Champions League qualifying rounds with a 3-2 win over Monaco on Tuesday evening. They now face Rangers for a place in the group stages.

“We must first focus on and try to make it to the Champions League,” Gakpo told ESPN after the game when asked about his future.

Cody Gakpo responds to Manchester United transfer interest

Premier League scores: Rodrigo breaks deadlock for Leeds at Saints

16:21 , Jack Rathborn

Rodrigo continues his good form, what a start for Leeds this season.

A simple header and Saints are 1-0 down.

Premier League scores: Granit Xhaka restores Arsenal’s two-goal lead over Leicester

16:16 , Jack Rathborn

It’s a shocker for Leicester, Danny Ward will not be pleased with his role.

Granit Xhaka gets the goal, the Gunners have breathing room once again.

3-1.

Premier League scores: William Saliba own-goal brings Leicester back into game at Arsenal

16:15 , Jack Rathborn

A William Saliba own-goal brings Leicester back into game at Arsenal.

It’s a shocker from the man of the match last week against Palace.

The Foxes have a chance now...

Manchester United need to get over Sir Alex Ferguson exit, says Javier Hernandez

16:04 , Jack Rathborn

Javier Hernandez believes Manchester United need to adapt and finally get over Sir Alex Ferguson’s exit if they are to get back to the top.

The Scot called time on his masterful, medal-laden managerial reign at Old Trafford in 2013, having won 13 league titles and two Champions Leagues among his impressive trophy haul.

Speaking about his former football club - after a stint with United between 2010 and 2015 - Hernandez said the same kind of pressure shouldn’t be put on current and future managers.

“We need to get over it,” he said.

Manchester United need to get over Sir Alex Ferguson exit, says Javier Hernandez

Erik ten Hag rejects ‘disaster’ claim over Man United’s summer business

15:57 , Jack Rathborn

No,” Ten Hag replied when asked if United’s summer business has been a “disaster”.

“Of course it would be my preference because we could be starting the process earlier [making these signings], that’s quite clear but the season is long and you have to get in the right players.”

“That is a difficult answer,” he replied. “When you have one hour then [I can]. It’s really complicated but we are really happy with what we have done until now. That was the positive point from last week and before. Tyrell Malacia did very well, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martínez both did very well in the game against Brighton. We are very happy with that.

“Of course there are developments in the transfer market [that may cause compromises] but still we have to get the players in who can contribute and not get players in who cannot do what we want to with the squad we have and then improve the team. We cooperate well [he and the executive] and it is to my satisfaction. [But] it was better to get the players earlier because now in the department of midfield and [attack] you have seen when we have one injury then we have a problem. That’s clear.”

Erik ten Hag insisted Marcus Rashford remains firmly in his plans at Manchester United (Dave Thompson/PA) (PA Wire)
Erik ten Hag insisted Marcus Rashford remains firmly in his plans at Manchester United (Dave Thompson/PA) (PA Wire)

What does Erik ten Hag want in a striker at Manchester United?

15:52 , Jack Rathborn

When Marnix Kolder was playing in a side managed by Erik ten Hag, his role was fairly uncomplicated. “I was the ‘escape’,” he told The Independent earlier this year. “When the ball was pressured at the back, the long ball from the keeper or the central defender came to me. I don’t know the word in English – a coat stand? The “kapstok”. It’s a typical word in Dutch. The big person they can play the balls to, then you play to the midfielders or to the side.”

Brentford vs Man United LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Premier League latest scores

15:42 , Jack Rathborn

PENALTY! Aaron Ramsdale clips Jamie Vardy, it’s a penalty for Leicester.

A close one!

VAR overturns the penalty, no complaint from Ramsdale, but the Gunners get away with it. Still 2-0.

Premier League latest scores: Phil Foden makes it 3-0 to Man City

15:41 , Jack Rathborn

Bournemouth with a rude awakening to life back in the Premier League.

Foden with the third, De Bruyne with the assist, this is all too easy. 3-0.

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Premier League latest scores: Gabriel Jesus doubles Arsenal’s lead over Leicester

15:36 , Jack Rathborn

An inswinging corner from Arsenal and it causes havoc for Leicester.

Great movement from Gabriel Jesus, little flick, and it’s 2-0.

Arsenal cruising at the Emirates.

Premier League latest scores: Kevin De Bruyne doubles Man City lead

15:32 , Jack Rathborn

De Bruyne gives Man City a two-goal cushion, a long afternoon for Bournemouth ahead.

The champions 2-0 up.

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Arsenal 1-0 Leicester: Gabriel Jesus celebrates opener

15:31 , Jack Rathborn

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Premier League latest scores: Arsenal take lead over Leicester (Gabriel Jesus)

15:24 , Jack Rathborn

GOAL! Gabriel Jesus gives Arsenal the lead over Leicester.

A delicious finish, the Brazilian is off the mark.

The Emirates Stadium erupts, the start of what promises to be a sensational spell in north London. 1-0.

Premier League latest scores: Man City take lead over Bournemouth (Gundogan)

15:20 , Jack Rathborn

Arsenal under pressure early against Leicester, with Wesley Fofana driving forward from right centre-back.

He must do better when he collects the ball, rushing the finish as Ramsdale crowds him.

Gundogan scores! Some nice interplay with Haaland, and the German is sent through on goal, smart finish. 1-0 to City!

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Premier League latest scores

15:18 , Jack Rathborn

We’ll bring you the latest scores around the Premier League as we build up to the late kick-off at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Armstrong one on one for Saints, but Llorente takes everything with a last-ditch challenge to save Leeds. VAR has a look, no penalty! Did he take the man first, then the ball?

Brentford boss Thomas Frank excited to face ‘brilliant’ Erik ten Hag

12:30 , Jack Rathborn

Thomas Frank has hailed Manchester United’s new manager Erik ten Hag as “brilliant” and admitted he is looking forward to a reunion with Christian Eriksen when the Red Devils travel to Brentford on Saturday.

United suffered a surprise defeat to Brighton on the opening weekend of the season, after putting in a below-par performance at Old Trafford.

The Bees go into the match off the back of a comeback 2-2 draw at Leicester where they fought back from two goals behind to secure the point.

However, Frank does not believe there is a good time to play United.

“I don’t think there is an ideal time,” the Bees manager said. “In general I don’t believe in if it’s a perfect situation to play them in or a bad situation to play them in.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank excited to face ‘brilliant’ Erik ten Hag

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag responds to Marcus Rashford exit talk

12:22 , Jack Rathborn

Erik ten Hag expects Marcus Rashford to remain at Manchester United amid speculation linking the forward with Paris Saint-Germain.

It is understood Rashford’s representatives have spoken to PSG about a switch to the Ligue 1 champions after a frustrating year at Old Trafford.

Rashford missed the start of last season with a shoulder injury before returning to score four goals in 25 Premier League appearances, losing his place in the England squad.

But Ten Hag insisted the 24-year-old, who has one year left on his contract with a club option for a further 12 months, remained integral at Old Trafford.

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag responds to Marcus Rashford exit talk