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Brentford v Manchester United live stream: Erik ten Hag seeks his first Premier League victory amid transfer chaos, while Christian Eriksen returns to face the Bees – kick-off time, team news and how follow


Manchester United travel to Brentford on Saturday in search of their first Premier League point of the new season.

Erik ten Hag’s reign got off to the worst possible start last weekend at Old Trafford as Brighton put in a brilliant performance to win 2-1.

Ten Hag had a difficult opening day in the dugout
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The hosts were totally overwhelmed by Graham Potter’s men and seemed lost.

Things did not improve this week as the Red Devils launched a move for former West Ham and Stoke City striker Marko Arnautovic but pulled out of the deal after backlash from fans.

TalkSPORT’s sources also understand that Chelsea are now confident of beating United to the signing of Frenkie de Jong, so they could do with a win to boost their morale.

But the Bees will be no pushover, and despite losing Christian Eriksen to the Red Devils, they appear to have recruited wisely and have just added Mikkel Damsgaard to the ranks.

Thomas Frank’s side came from 2-0 up against Leicester to secure a draw last Sunday but have not beaten Man United since the 1936/37 season.

Brentford v Manchester United live stream: Erik ten Hag seeks his first Premier League victory amid transfer chaos, while Christian Eriksen returns to face the Bees – kick-off time, team news and how follow
Eriksen will be back in West London
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Brentford v Manchester United: Date and how to follow

This Premier League clash will take place on Saturday August 13.

The game at GTech Community Stadium will start at 5:30 p.m.

It will air on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage from 5pm.

Alternatively, fans can buy a Now TV day pass for £11.99.

talkSPORT will have updates throughout the evening and talkSPORT.com will have a live match blog.

To tune into talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 via the website click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen through the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.


Brentford v Manchester United: Team news

The hosts have no injury concerns and could decide to give Damsgaard his Premier League debut.

Josh Dasilva could enter the starting XI after scoring the equalizer on Sunday.

The visitors could still be without Anthony Martial after missing their opener with a hamstring problem.

The Frenchman impressed in pre-season, and in his absence Ten Hag launched Eriksen as a false nine.

Cristiano Ronaldo started as a substitute amid ongoing rumors about his future at the club, and because he missed much of pre-season.

However, Ten Hag might decide to start the 37-year-old.

Meanwhile, Tyrell Malacia and Donny van de Beek will push for departures.

Brentford v Manchester United live stream: Erik ten Hag seeks his first Premier League victory amid transfer chaos, while Christian Eriksen returns to face the Bees – kick-off time, team news and how follow
Will Ronaldo start?
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Brentford v Manchester United: what was said?

Thomas Frank after Brentford’s draw with Leicester: “I just think this group of players, they have so much determination and their mentality is crazy in the way they got back into the game.

“Of course we made some changes and modifications to the system with a lot of attacking players, but it’s something we practiced and wanted to do.

“Then how it paid off was a fantastic feeling, especially with Josh Dasilva’s story.”

Brentford v Manchester United: Match facts

  • Brentford are winless in six top-flight meetings with Manchester United (D1 L5) since beating them twice in the 1936-37 season.
  • Manchester United scored six Premier League goals against Brentford last season, netting more against Leeds (9), while against no team the Bees conceded more than against the Red Devils (also six against Liverpool).
  • Brentford have not lost their first home game in any of their previous six top-flight campaigns, winning five and drawing. The Bees scored at least twice each time, beating Arsenal 2-0 in their first season in the Premier League.
  • Manchester United ended last season on a six-game away streak, their worst away streak since March 1981 (also six in a row). The Red Devils have not lost seven consecutive away league games since a run of 10 between September and December 1936.
  • Since the start of last season, only Liverpool (21) and Tottenham (17) have picked up more points from dropping Premier League positions than Brentford (16), with their 2-2 draw at Leicester the first time the Bees have recovered. from a two-goal deficit.
  • Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Brighton in their league opener but have not started a season with two successive defeats since the Premier League’s first campaign in 1992-93.
  • Manchester United have lost five of their last seven Premier League games (W1 D1), although their only win so far has been against Brentford. The Red Devils have lost their last three league games, their last losing four in a row in February 1979.
  • Including goalkeepers, none of the last seven managers to take charge of Manchester United have lost their first away league game (W4 D3). The last manager to lose his first away game was Alex Ferguson in November 1986, a 2-0 defeat at Oxford United.
  • Ivan Toney has contributed to 18 Premier League goals for Brentford (13 goals, 5 assists), seven more than any other player registered for the Bees in the competition – his 13 top-flight goals have come inside the Region penalty.
  • Christian Eriksen created the most chances (3) and took the most shots (3) for Manchester United in their opener loss to Brighton. Since the Dane’s return to the Premier League in February, only Kevin De Bruyne (45) and Martin Ødegaard (38) have created more chances than Eriksen (33).

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