Manchester United: What Went Wrong and What Can Be Done After Brentford Loss?

Christian Eriksen of Manchester United (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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After getting stunned in their opening fixture at home against Brighton, Manchester United have hit a new low as they got entirely outplayed and outclassed against Londoners Brentford, in Matchday 2 of the Premier League.

A tough start for Erik Ten Hag to his United managerial career after coming from a glowing reputation at Ajax — though he did manage to convey his words and tactics to the team during the preseason — those have absolutely “vanished” into thin air during these official league games.

Manchester United, after getting a 4-0 thrashing away to Brentford, now sit rock bottom of the Premier League table, which last happened under the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson back in 1992, though The Red Devils capped off the campaign by winning the inaugural Premier League, ending their 26-year league drought.

This United team can merely hope to finish top-10 now, as they have become the “easiest team to play in the league” according to their legend and media pundit Gary Neville.

A bucketload went wrong for them against the Bees and everything cannot be put on the head of the players; the defeat was due to a number of mistakes at the back, from the manager, and the wingers. Below, we discuss three of the significant mistakes which cost Erik Ten Hag and his men valuable three points, thus taking their away record to seven consecutive away defeats.