After starting the Erik ten Hag era off on the wrong foot by losing to Brighton at home, can Manchester United rebound with a victory over Brentford? It will be easier said than done versus Thomas Frank’s side after their comeback draw with Leicester City in Week 1. With a settled team at his disposal, Brentford can cause Manchester United similar issues they faced versus Brighton in dealing with Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo.
Ten Hag will have a big decision to make on if he will start Cristiano Ronaldo as well as how his midfield setup will look. Former Brentford man Christian Eriksen looked lost playing as a center forward in Week 1 but Manchester United doesn’t have an appropriate defensive midfielder to drop him into a midfield three from the start of the game which is one of the reasons they’re pursuing Adrien Rabiot of Juventus.