Manchester United’s 4-0 loss to Brentford, in only Erik ten Hag’s second game in charge, is another disappointing chapter in the club’s recent struggles.
Goals from Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee, and Bryan Mbeumo, all in a 25 minute first-half spell, consigned the visitors to an embarrassing defeat.
The first two goals stemmed from errors from United goalkeeper David de Gea, while Mee out-jumped £47million signing Lisandro Martinez for the third.
Now sitting bottom of the league for the first time since 1992, let the The Athletic guide you through the damning statistics from a nightmare afternoon in west London.
Brentford scored four goals from an expected goals (xG) of just 1.4, compared to United’s 0.41.
Despite being 4-0 down at half-time, United led Brentford on possession (68 per cent vs 32 per cent), pass accuracy (83 per cent vs 62 per cent) and battles won (60 per cent to 40 per cent).
The hosts ran almost 14km further than United over the 90 minutes — 109.4km vs 95.6km.
Brentford’s starting XI cost £45.5million. Five of United’s XI cost more on their own — Lisandro Martinez, Jadon Sancho, Harry Maguire, Bruno, and Fred.
This was Brentford’s record Premier League win.
In United’s seven consecutive away defeats, they have scored twice and conceded 21 times.
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