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

Jadon Sancho of Manchester United
Jadon Sancho of Manchester United

Manchester United will continue their quest for a top-six finish when they welcome Brentford to Old Trafford on Monday.

Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester)

Key Statistics

Manchester United have won just one of their last six Premier League games (two draws and three losses).

The hosts are unbeaten in their last three home league games (one draw and two losses).

They have conceded 52 goals this season, which is the second most for teams in the top 12 places in the league. Only ninth-placed Newcastle with 55 goals have conceded more.

Brentford are without an away clean sheet since September, marking the competition’s longest active run of its kind (14 matches).

The visitors have won their last two away games.

They have lost just one of their last seven games in all competitions, winning five and drawing one.

Head to head

Manchester United won the last meeting between both sides.

Latest performances in all competitions

Manchester United: D-L-L-W-L

Brentford: D-W-W-W-L

Manchester United 

Manchester United will look to win their first match in four tries this Monday when they welcome Thomas Frank’s Brentford side to Old Trafford on Monday night.

The host have not won a PL game since their 3-2 win over bottom of the table Norwich City, losing to Liverpool (4-0), Arsenal (3–1) and drawing with Chelsea (1-1) in their last game.

In a one-sided game at Old Trafford against Thomas Tuchel’s side, United was rescued by Cristiano Ronaldo, whose 17th league goal of the season cancelled out Marcos Alonso’s opener for Chelsea.

The latest result means that Ralf Rangnick’s side comes into this tie of games sitting in sixth place, five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal who have two games in hand.  

With just three games to play and with the rest of the surrounding teams in the top six race all having games in hand, it’s looking increasingly likely that the Red Devils will miss out on qualifying for Europe for the first time since 2014/15.  

Unless they win this game, any chance that they will be playing in the Europa League next season will be slim.

Possible Manchester United starting line-up

David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Rafael Varane, Alex Telles; Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matić, Bruno Fernandes; Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Injured: Jadon Sancho, Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Edinson Cavani

Doubtful: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Jesse Lingard

Suspended: None 


Brentford will look to continue their late-season renaissance when they travel to Old Trafford on Monday.

The visitors went into March just three points clear of the relegation zone, despite having played three more games than the team on 18th. But now, having played only two games more, they have opened up an 11-point gap on the bottom three after a run of good results that has seen them win five of their last seven games.

Their last result was a draw at Tottenham last weekend, a result that made it an impressive run of just one defeat across their last seven league matches (five wins and one draw).

And so, they can look forward to a second successive season in England’s top flight next term. Given that they are sitting in 12th place, two points behind tenth-placed Leicester City, they will feel they can still finish in the top half by the season’s end.

With two wins from their last two way games, including a 4-1 away win to Chelsea, the Bees will come into this tie confident of getting a win.

Possible Brentford starting line-up

David Raya; Kristoffer Ajer, Pontus Jansson, Mads Sorensen, Rico Henry; Christian Norgaard, Vitaly Janelt, Christian Eriksen; Ivan Toney, Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo.

Injured: Frank Onyeka, Zanka, Sergi Canos, Ethan Pinnock, Saman Ghoddos

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


Manchester United 1-2 Brentford