MANCHESTER UNITED travel to Brentford as they return to Premier League action.
United were held in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Aston Villa last time out, with Villa new boy Philippe Coutinho scoring a late equaliser on a dream debut.
When is Brentford vs Man Utd?
Brentford vs Man Utd takes place on Wednesday, January 19.
The match kicks off at 8pm.
Brentford’s Community Stadium plays host.
What TV channel and live stream is Brentford vs Man Utd on?
Brentford vs Man Utd will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.
BT begin their coverage at 7pm.
What team news?
Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to return for United following his hip injury.
While Paul Pogba being certain to miss out after only just returning to training, Ronaldo and Rashford are expected to feature at Brentford’s Community Stadium.
And should Rangnick continue with a 4-2-3-1 formation, Ronaldo could lead United’s line as the sole striker.
Rashford would presumably take up his favourite role on the left wing, with Bruno Fernandes continuing as the central No10 playmaker.
And there could be a start for Jadon Sancho on the right flank following his cameo at Villa Park.
Thomas Frank remains without David Raya, Julian Jeanvier, Charlie Good and Josh Dasilva.
What are the odds?
The draw: 11/4
Man Utd to win: 5/6
(Odds via Betfair)
Brentford vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: 19 January 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Brentford Community Stadium.
Manchester United dropped a two-goal advantage by conceding two late goals in a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.
It was yet another dismal overall performance from Ralf Rangnick’s troops. The Red Devils have now won only one of the last four league outings despite playing the likes of Newcastle, Burnley, Wolves, and Aston Villa along the way.
Bruno Fernandes scored a brace against the run of play at Villa Park. His goals also came against his form as the Portuguese superstar is nowhere near his displays from the previous term of Premier League right now.
The good news for Rangnick ahead of the trip to Brentford Community Stadium in mid-week is the likelihood of his team’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the starting lineup.
Manchester United should really have a nice chance to at least get some momentum going and pick up an important three-pointer in the battle for the top-four finish here.
Brentford have been one of the weakest teams in the division in the last couple of months.
The top-flight newcomers did get off to a strong start to the season but their form has seen a massive slide in the recent months.
The Bees lost four of the last five Premier League matches. They shipped seven goals in the last two defeats to Southampton (4-1) and Liverpool (3-0).
Brentford vs Manchester United Head-to-head
- These two rivals locked horns in the pre-season friendly when they played a 2-2 draw in late-July last year.
- It’s been more than 70 years since Brentford and Manchester United have last played each other in a competitive game.
- Four of the last five head to head encounters between these two rivals ended with three or more goals scored.
Brentford vs Manchester United Prediction
Brentford looked really bad in the two last fixtures against Southampton and Liverpool. Manchester United just can’t afford a luxury of dropping the ball and failing to beat this Brentford team on Wednesday.