Brentford produced the comeback of the opening weekend against Leicester on Sunday, coming back from 2-0 down to rescue a point at the King Power thanks to goals from Ivan Toney and a first Premier League goal from Josh Da Silva. Only Liverpool (21) and Tottenham (17) have picked up more points from losing positions than Brentford (16) since the start of last season.
Thomas Frank’s side are unbeaten in their first home game of the season in each of the last six campaigns and will be looking to make it seven against a Manchester United side that were shocked by the Seagulls in their first match under Erik ten Hag.
United head to the Community Stadium on the back of six straight away defeats in the Premier League and will be hoping that a change of manager will give them an up-turn in their fortunes, well on the road at least. The Red Devils will be looking to avoid starting a league season with two consecutive defeats for the first time since the inaugural Premier League season in 1992 and Erik ten Hag will hope not to make history for all the wrong reasons and become the first Manchester United manager to lose both of their first two league games in charge in the Premier League era.
Brentford have never beaten Man Utd in the Premier League, but Brighton had never won away at Old Trafford before last weekend.
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Brentford vs Man Utd match stats
Ivan Toney has been directly involved in 18 goals in 34 Premier League appearances for Brentford (13 goals, 5 assists), at least seven more than any of his teammates since they were promoted to the top division. The forward has scored nine Premier League goals in 2022, with only Tottenham pair Son-Heung Min and Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne scoring more in that time.
No Premier League player has committed more fouls in 2022 than Scott McTominay (39), while only Granit Xhaka (8), Daniel James (7) and Mason Holgate (7) have picked up more yellow cards in that time than the Scott (6). The Manchester United man may have been lucky to escape without a red in the opening game against Brighton, while the midfielder has committed 11 fouls in his last three league appearances.