Manchester United fans are outraged following an embarrassing 4-0 away defeat to Brentford on August 13 in a game where Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the starting XI. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for United, it does as they were thrashed by the Bees.
It was a first-half abomination from the Red Devils who performed with little to no unity. Brentford's height caused United all sorts of problems with the likes of Ivan Toney and Ben Mee licking their lips at each set-piece opportunity.
It was a horror showing from David de Gea, who was at fault for the opener. Joshua Dasilva's long-range shot should have been easily stopped by the Spaniard in the 10th minute. But his glaring mistake allowed the ball to trickle through his arms and into the net.
It got worse from there for Erik ten Hag's side eight minutes later. A mix-up at the back following a pass from De Gea to Christian Eriksen was easily capitalized on by Mathias Jensen with the Dane dispatching home.
The Bees' superior height paid dividends in the 30th minute where the 5"9 Lisandro Martinez was unable to deal with a looping ball as Mee headed home.
In the 35th minute, United were well and truly at rock bottom when Bryan Mbuemo finished off a clever counter-attacking move from Thomas Frank's side.
Ten Hag and Cristiano Ronaldo shook their heads in disbelief, as did most of the footballing world. Ten Hag's side made a slight improvement in the second half with the manager making three changes at half-time.
But they could do nothing to change the shocking scoreline in what will go down as one of the worst results in the club's Premier League history. Cristiano Ronaldo's desire to leave is understandable as the loss sent the 13-time Premier League winners to the bottom of the table.
Here are reactions from fans on Twitter to an unbelievable defeat for Manchester United:
It somehow gets worse for Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo
Ten Hag's appointment excited Manchester United fans who were confident that they had a well-renowned coach at the helm. The Dutch tactician has had massive success with Ajax in the Eredivise, winning the league title twice.
His possession-based style of play has earned praise, but it doesn't seem to be a style befitting this current crop of United players.
The Red Devils were utterly dire against Brentford and were not much better than from their season-opening 2-1 home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on August 7.
Hopefully, Ten Hag now sees the glaring issues that his Manchester United side face having breezed through the pre-season with some impressive performances.