Following their poor start to a Premier League campaign, Manchester United will have a lot to do when they host Brentford on Saturday.
The Red Devils make a return to Old Trafford having been handed defeat in midweek in their game against Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League.
Erik ten Hag’s side will take positive from Rasmus Hojlund gradually finding his feat but the manager has stressed the need for the team to be focused in key moments of the game.
Against Galatasaray, United led twice but failed to keep that momentum for more than six minutes on both occasions before eventually losing the game 3-2.
Five of the Red Devils’ last seven matches in all competitions have now ended in defeat, including three of their last four in the top flight, and Ten Hag could set another disastrous record this weekend if Man United lose three consecutive Premier League games at the Theatre of Dreams for the first time ever.
Brentford haven’t been too good themselves and were recently held to a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest.
September proved to be a month for Thomas Frank’s side, who failed to win a single game and saw their EFL Cup hopes dashed at the hands of Arsenal, and the Bees now travel to Old Trafford without a win in five straight matches, leaving them 14th in the rankings.
Brentford can take some solace in the fact that their only Premier League win this season came on the road against London rivals Fulham, but that 3-0 victory also represents their only clean sheet of the season in any competition, providing some hope to the glass-half-empty Man United crowd.