Brentford vs Manchester United – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2021-22

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United will travel to London this Wednesday to face Brentford for their rearranged Round of 17, Premier League game. 

Venue: Brentford Community Stadium  

Key Statistics

Brentford have lost four of their last five league games (W1).

The Bees have conceded 21 first-half goals this season. No side has conceded more goals in the first half.

They have won three of their last five home games in all competitions (L2).

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last four away league games (W1, D3). 

The Red Devils have scored in all ten of their away league games so far (W4, D4, L2).

They are undefeated in 100 of the 116 PL games they’ve played on a Wednesday, (W71, D29, L16).

Head to head

This is the first Premier League meeting between both teams. Their last meeting in the English top-flight was in 1947. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Brentford: L-L-W-W-L

Man United: D-W-L-W-D


Brentford suffered a second-consecutive loss in the Premier League last Sunday when they lost 3-0 to Liverpool at Anfield.

After a bright start to the game, Thomas Frank’s side were undone by a strong Liverpool side who scored through Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Taki Minamino.

The loss was Brentford’s tenth league loss of the season and pushed the Bees down to 14th place, ten points behind Norwich in 17th. 

With just one win from their last five PL games, the Bees are in a dangerous slide at the moment and could see themselves become engaged in a relegation fight if they don’t improve on their form. 

With Manchester United in crisis at the moment, they will hope to make the most of their opportunity and get a result on this occasion. 

Possible Brentford starting line-ups

Alvaro Fernandez; Kristoffer Ajer, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock; Mads Roerslev, Vitaly Janelt, Christian Norgaard, Mathias Jensen, Sergi Canos; Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney.

Injured: Josh Dasilva, David Raya, Charlie Goode, Mathias Jorgensen.

Doubtful: None 

Unavailable (AFCON): Frank Onyeka

Suspended: None

Manchester United

After their disappointing draw in their last game, Manchester United will be desperate to get back to winning ways this Wednesday when they visit London.

The Red Devils threw away a two-goal lead against Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa on Saturday. After going two goals up through Bruno Fernandes, Man United could not hold on till the end of the game as new signing Philippe Coutinho inspired the Villans to a famous draw with a goal and assist after coming on late in the game.

The result means that Ralf Rangnick’s men come into this tie sitting in seventh place, but five points behind West Ham, who are in fourth. They simply must win their games in hand to get back into the top-four picture. 

If they win this game, they will become the first club to reach 300 PL away victories in the competition. They could also pick up a win at their 55th different ground in the PL era, with only Liverpool’s 57 such victories bettering that tally.

Possible Man United starting line-ups

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Fred, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani.

Injured: Paul Pogba

Doubtful: Diego Dalot

Suspended: Luke Shaw


Brentford 1-2 Man United