Manchester United, with Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting eleven for the first time this season, were stunned by a 4-0 defeat this Saturday when they visited Brentford in the second round of the English Football League.
The team, which also had Portuguese internationals Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes in the starting eleven, is going from bad to worse. It is already the second defeat in two games in the championship and at least theoretically unimaginable amount.
After the uncertainty throughout the preseason about the continuity of Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese giving personal reasons and expressing a desire to leave the team, coach Erik ten Hag gave him the title in the second official match.
Cristiano Ronaldo did not find solutions, nor did the rest of the team, in a performance that gave voice to the critical voices of the fans: in relation to the owners of the club, but also to the players who sang that they only play for the money.
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Things went badly for United in this game, as Brentford became the third team to score four goals at the ‘Red Devils’ after Tottenham (in October 2020, 6-1) and Liverpool (in October 2021, 5-0).
This was also the second defeat for the United team to open the ‘Premier’, having lost 2-1 at home to Brighton a week ago – in a match in which Cristiano Ronaldo was used as a substitute.
In today’s game De Gea was bad, like almost everyone else, but he was the one who started the nightmare, in the first goal he let the ball, shot by Josh Dasilva (10 minutes) and seemingly controlled, pass under his body, and in the second, by Mathias Jensen, with 18, he made a bad choice in substitution, for a teammate who was under pressure.
The 3-0 came through Ben Mee, in the 30th minute, and Bryan Mbeumo, made it 4-0, still in the 35th minute.
Times are not easy for United, which is still struggling with the transfer market and indecision in the squad, and also preparing for a third game that will be even more difficult when they host Liverpool on matchday three.
In the other matches of the second round of the Premier League, champions Manchester City beat Bournemouth 4-0 and Arsenal defeated Leicester 4-2 to take sole leadership of the table, albeit on the condition that the trip is not over yet.