After losing on Matchday 1 to Brighton, Manchester United faced an early four-goal deficit to Brentford just a week later.
Four early goals scored by Brentford — Josh Dasilva in the tenth minute, Mathia Jensen in the 18th minute, Ben Mee in the 30th minute and Bryan Mbeunmo in the 38th minute — put United in a deep hole. Changes are necessary for this United squad, which do not look promising under new ownership.
Transfer rumors were abound for Man U a week after losing to Brighton by a narrow 2-1 scoreline. Should the score hold — and we still have a long way to go — United would finish the day last in the Premier League based on goal differential.
Erik ten Hag, who previously managed Ajax, has never faced a challenge like this one. Fans of rival teams, specifically Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool supporters, are loving this collapse a little too much.
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United started the season as a feasible threat to contend for the Champions League, or at the very least the Europa League. Now, they find themselves near the bottom of the table.
It’s only two weeks of action, but getting behind the eight ball early on can be tough to overcome, especially in Manchester, where the news cycle will surely spin drama and the wrong kinds of rumors.
There’s plenty more where that came from, as United seemingly is addicted to the drama.