Manchester United will be desperate to bounce back to winning ways when they take on Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday. The 2022/23 Premier League season continues this weekend, with the teams getting settled into the most gruelling campaign in footballing history. The action on Saturday will culminate at the Brentford Community Stadium, where Brentford and Manchester United will be eager to get their first wins of the term.
Brentford began the 2022/23 season with a come-from-behind 2-2 draw against Leicester City. The Foxes had taken a two-goal lead thanks to goals from Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall before Ivan Toney and Joshua Dasilva earned the Bees a point. But while it was not quite the start of the 2021/22 campaign, Thomas Frank will be satisfied with last week’s performance.
On the other hand, the optimism surrounding the onset of the Erik ten Hag era disappeared in no time as Manchester United went down 2-1 at home against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend. The Red Devils did not have their own player finding the back of the net, and the game showed the enormity of ten Hag’s task at Manchester United.
Like his counterpart in the Brentford dugout, Erik ten Hag does not have a new roster issue to deal with ahead of the trip to the Brentford Community Stadium. The Manchester United manager will be without four first-team players on Saturday.
Anthony Martial is the major absentee for Manchester United, with the French international recovering from a hamstring injury. Victor Lindelof (knock), Brandon Williams (unspecified), and Facundo Pellistri (ankle) are the other players unavailable to take on Brentford. Fabio da Silva believes the Red Devils should bounce back this time after their woeful display last weekend.