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Twitter explodes as Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United suffer 4-0 thrashing against Brentford

Utter embarrassment for United fans
Utter embarrassment for United fans

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:

Netflix gotta drop this comedy special ASAP #BREMUN https://t.co/QDOig06XQc
How on earth can you blame Ronaldo for wanting to leave that shit team. If anything we should all be praising him
This is just sad, not angry anymore, not frustrated, just sad at what has become of this club. #MUFC
Bloke just asked me what time are United kicking off at Brentford, I said about every 5 minutes 🤣
Norwich Spirit in this Kit 😀#BREMUN https://t.co/lfVK4NegXN
The gloves De Gea has on😭😭😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/c7RDNBrGwY
Ben Mee (2) had more touches in the opposition box than Cristiano Ronaldo (1) in the first half. 👀
Need Ronaldo to go to another club!! I’ll gladly follow him there. Any club at all!!! But I can’t continue with this. It’s affecting me.
Since Ronaldo posted: “Sunday, the King plays,” we haven't heard from him again. 💔
Manchester United are the funniest club in the world
Brentford are slapping us up….my phones going off….my head hurts….my heart…HELP NEEDED
There's no way Lisandro Martinez is 5'9. They're exaggerating his height like he's in WWE
Frenkie de Jong watching this and agreeing to a pay cut.
If you are wondering why Manchester United are wearing fluorescent kit, it’s because the Glazers asked Ten Hag to highlight United’s problem areas
Erik Ten Hag? Nah man more like Erik Wont Last Ten Weeks 😭😭
Two mistakes in 16 minutes for De Gea. Can he make it an hattrick?
FOUR NIL!!!!!!Is there no dignity or self-respect in that team!!!!!????To be honest this looks like a mutiny by the players twitter.com/janaagefjortof…
Christ!!!! Manchester United are SHOCKINGLY bad.Erik ten Hag shaking his head in disbelief. Can't believe what he's seeing.
Imagine getting back to the dressing room after a half like this and seeing your manager apply sun cream to his head, his position is simply untenable
Yes we know what we know about the owners etc but that first half by @ManUtd reeked first and foremost of pretty ordinary coaching and tactical selection. No lessons learned from last week?
You can talk all day about how Man United should have signed more players this summer but there are still 11 of them out there. Same number as Brentford. This is pathetic.
Password: 1234 twitter.com/manutd/status/…

It somehow gets worse for Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo

A seventh successive away defeat for Cristiano Ronaldo's United
A seventh successive away defeat for Cristiano Ronaldo's United

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.

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Edited by Matthew Guyett
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