When Manchester United lose 4-0, the football world is always going to be talking about it – but you know it’s bad when you get trolled by Brighton.
Erik ten Hag’s side fell to the shocking result against Brentford on Saturday evening with David De Gea’s error-strewn first half seeing the Red Devils go 4-0 down inside 35 minutes.
While De Gea was to blame for the first goal in particular, mistakes from Cristiano Ronaldo and Christian Eriksen were also partin United’s collapse.
Thomas Frank’s side undoubtedly deserve credit for such a victory, but it’s Man United’s performance that has got everybody talking.
As well as individual errors, Ten Hag’s team rarely looked capable of handling the physical threat that came from the Bees, with 5ft 9in Lisandro Martinez tasked with marking Ivan Toney during the first-half.
Gary Neville predicted on Sky Sports that Brentford would look to use long throws into the penalty area to cause panic against United’s small defenders, and later sounded – for once – lost for words as the Red Devils were ‘bullied’ by the London side.
Distance covered was also a huge area where Ten Hag’s side fell short, running just 95.6km as a team compared to Brentford’s 109.4km.
The shocking manner of the defeat certainly got fans, pundits and even football clubs talking on social media.
Here’s the best of the reaction to United’s 4-0 defeat to Brentford.
Welcome to the club 🤝
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) August 13, 2022
Imagine being the greatest footballer of all time having to endure playing with this gutless bunch of weak woeful wastrels? Must be torture for @Cristiano – hope he escapes soon. pic.twitter.com/8QbvEdmAEF
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 13, 2022
— Alex Crook ⚽️🎙🇺🇦 (@alex_crook) August 13, 2022
What a performance from @BrentfordFC 👏🏻
And a Gutless performance from #mufc
Yes the glaziers have a lot to answer for and I don’t see this changing until they sell up and leave
But those players need a stern look at themselves #shocking
— michael gray (@mickygray33) August 13, 2022
— Andy Goldstein MBE (@andygoldstein05) August 13, 2022
This scandalous bunch of miscreants at #mufc … need to start representing this club properly ..
They are so lightweight …
Mentally puny, playing out when the option isn’t there because that’s what they’ve practised .
— Simon Jordan (@Sjopinion10) August 13, 2022
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) August 13, 2022
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