Brentford vs. Man United live score, updates, highlights from Premier League

Much has been made of the Red Devils’ struggles during Ralf Rangnick’s brief tenure in charge, but both teams will be looking to make a change when Brentford host Manchester United at the Brentford Community Stadium on Wednesday.

Man United (7th, 32 points) face an uphill battle to qualify for a Champions League place, being five points behind a qualifying position with several teams vying for a place. Rangnick’s arrival has not produced the resurgence United fans have hoped for, with renewed challenges regarding the team’s star players and talent.

In particular, rumors have surfaced with increasing frequency about attacking talisman Bruno Fernandes, who last scored twice against Aston Villa before the team capitulated to a draw. After Fernandes played out of position in Rangnick’s 4-2-2-2, Rangnick admitted he might switch to a 4-3-3 more often.

Brentford (14th, 23 points) are also stumbling of late, with four defeats in their last five games causing them to drop down the table, now 10 points above the relegation zone. It doesn’t look like Thomas Frank’s position in charge is in too much jeopardy, but any additional difficulty could see the Bees really being sucked into the relegation battle. A result against a vulnerable Manchester United could provide a resurgence of form and a boost in confidence.

This is the first meeting between the two clubs in any competition since 1975, and only the second since 1947.

Sporting News will follow the match live and provide score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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The lineups are ready. Manchester United remain 4-3-3 from the Aston Villa game, with Luke Shaw only able to make the bench after returning from suspension and Victor Lindelof still preferring Harry Maguire despite the defensive collapse last time out. Rangnick announced a training injury to Edinson Cavani, who misses out entirely.

For Brentford, Thomas Frank makes a big decision, with new loanee Jonas Lossl starting in goal, replacing regular starter Álvaro Fernández. Shane Baptiste is leaving the starting midfield as speculated, and Mathias Jensen is the man to take his place.

It’s been a LONG time since these two teams met…

Manchester United has arrived in the capital. Brentford is ready to host the Red Devils.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank hoping to create “another magical moment” “under the spotlight” against a “decent team” ????

A good breakdown of why Manchester United have switched from Rangnick’s preferred 4-2-2-2 to 4-3-3. It all comes down to one player: Bruno Fernandes.

Brentford vs Man United line-ups

Brentford continues to be without the injured quartet of him, him, him, him, and all four are still a long way from returning from long-term injuries. he is also at AFCON 2022 with Nigeria. he is still working his way back from his thigh injury and will be questionable to participate; if he does, it will almost certainly be from the bench.

He returned from injury against Liverpool but was pulled just after halftime, so it remains to be seen if he is rested to handle the load. The place in midfield has been shaky lately, and everyone could have a chance to see the time.

Lossl (GK) — Sorensen, Jansson, Pinnock – Rasmussen, Janelt, Norgard, Jensen, Canos – Toney, Mbeumo.

Fernandez (GK), Henry, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Ajer, Baptiste, Bidstrup, Stevens.

he’s closing in on a comeback for the Red Devils, a much-needed boost in midfield, but he just returned to training and won’t be available just yet. he remains out due to his AFCON involvement, but those are the only two guaranteed absences for United.

Question marks surround the availability of three stars, with the most likely to play after missing out against Aston Villa due to a hip problem. has a non-COVID-related illness, while he could return from his dead leg. and both are expected to return to the lineup after missing the last game due to yellow card suspensions.

he could see a return to the lineup after being benched last time out, and the center back failed to impress as United coughed up their two-goal lead at Villa Park.

De Gea (GK) – Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Telles – Fred, McTominay, Fernandes – Elanga, Ronaldo, Greenwood.

Heaton, Henderson, Jones, Maguire, Mata, Matic, van de Beek, Martial, Rashford.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 19
  • Hour: 3 p.m. ET
  • Television channel: – None –
  • Transmission: Peacock (subscription required)

The match Brentford vs. Manchester United is available exclusively on the NBC Peacock streaming platform.

Brentford-Man United Betting Lines, Picks and Predictions

: Over 2.5 goals (-115)

: Brentford-Manchester United 1-2

  • money line: Brentford +370 / Draw +290 / Man United -135
  • spread: Manchester United -0.5 (-135) / Brentford +0.5 (+115)
  • O/U 3.5 total goals: More than -115 / Less than -105
  • Both teams to score: Yes -125 / No +100