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Manchester United’s game plan went ‘in the bin’ during 4-0 defeat, according to manager Erik ten Hag



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The outcome leaves United backside of the Premier League having misplaced to Brighton final weekend as 4 targets within the first 35 minutes helped Brentford to an emphatic victory — the membership’s first towards United since 1938.

Josh Dasilva opened the scoring when his long-range shot was spilled by David de Gea, and minutes later one other United error — this time by former Brentford participant Christian Eriksen, who misplaced possession near his aim — enabled Mathias Jensen to attain a second.

Ben Mee’s bundled header from a nook added to United’s woes, earlier than Bryan Mbeumo completed off a slick counter-attack when he obtained Ivan Toney’s go and completed previous de Gea.

United had probabilities within the second half by way of Eriksen and a Cristiano Ronaldo header, however any hopes of a comeback remained nicely out of attain.

Mbeumo scores Brentford's fourth against Manchester United.

That is the primary time since 1992 that United has misplaced its opening two video games of a Premier League marketing campaign, and the challenges hold coming with Liverpool up subsequent on August 22.

“Brentford was extra hungry, one, and two, we conceded targets (from) particular person errors,” ten Hag informed reporters after the match. “You’ll be able to have a great plan however then put the plan within the bin.”

United struggled to take care of Brentford’s urgent within the first half of Saturday’s recreation and misplaced possession within the build-up to the opening two targets.

“They (the gamers) make dangerous determination, and that is soccer. It is a recreation of errors and we get punished,” ten Hag added.

“It is naïve how we performed immediately. You must play extra direct. We attracted them; house was excessive on the pitch … We are going to be taught, we’ve to be taught. Nevertheless it’s no good, it is fairly clear at this stage.”

Former Ajax manager ten Hag has now lost his first two league games in charge of Manchester United.

Elsewhere within the Premier League, Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal continued their unbeaten begins to the season — Metropolis with a 4-0 victory towards Bournemouth and Arsenal with an entertaining 4-2 win towards Leicester Metropolis.

Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, and Phil Foden all scored within the first half for Metropolis, whereas Jefferson Lerma’s personal aim accomplished the rout.

Gabriel Jesus, signed from Metropolis over the summer season, scored twice on his dwelling debut for Arsenal, first with an excellent lob over Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward after which once more with a back-post header from a nook.

William Saliba’s personal aim and James Madison’s effort from a good angle noticed Leicester struggle again — both aspect of Granit Xhaka’s easy end after Ward had spilled a cross — however Gabriel Martinelli’s aim with quarter-hour remaining wrapped up an Arsenal victory.