((#^@!!sTREAMS TV))}}]Brentford vs Manchester United Live Stream online EPL On TV 13 august 2022.Premier League predictions: Jones Knows thinks Manchester United will fall to seventh straight away league defeat at Brentford
Brighton in his first official match as Manchester United manager was hardly Erik ten Hag's ideal starting scenario but neither was defeat by Oxford United on Alex Ferguson's league debut 36 years ago. The question now, apart from the one about whether he can overcome the rottenness at the heart of Manchester United during the Glazers' ownership, is whether Ten Hag's debut disappointment will be resemble Ferguson's or his compatriot Louis van Gaal's, whose opening match at Old Trafford was a 2-1 defeat by Swansea City.
Forced into an unfamiliar system last week by the absence of a centre-forward, United toiled and had a couple of the usual suspects hiding, allowing Fred, who at least shows for the ball at all times, to field most of the flak. Today he should have Cristiano Ronaldo available from the start against a Brentford side who rallied brilliantly late at Leicester last week to earn a draw and a team Manchester United beat twice last season.
Thomas Frank, the Brentford manager, thinks Ten Hag is a terrific appointment and will ultimately put things right at Old Trafford. "In general I don't believe in if it's a perfect situation to play them in or a bad situation to play them in," he said.
"But one thing is for sure, they've got a new manager, a brilliant manager, I think he's done a fantastic job in his earlier jobs, so they're very interested in doing everything they can to make it a success with the players.
"They lost the first game, so if you lost a game the most common response [is] to really want to improve and do well. So it's going to be extremely difficult.
"I think there is no doubt that Manchester United are favourites, they can't afford not to win against us tomorrow.DFGH