Gorolive.com – Man United News Highlights
Here's our comprehensive guide to Manchester United's next match, a rearranged first trip to Brentford in the Premier League…
The Bees left their historic Griffin Park home in 2020, moving into the newly-built Brentford Community Stadium for their arrival in the top flight. That makes it the third new ground for United fans to visit this season, having experienced the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time since lockdown and then Atalanta’s Gewiss Stadium in early November. Another new venue awaits in February: Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano.
London calling: United have picked up at least one point from the last 12 Premier League away games in London, with our last defeat in the capital being January 2020’s loss to Arsenal, 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
Midweek wins: The Reds have a higher Premier League win rate on Wednesday nights (61 per cent) than any other team that has spent at least one campaign in the competition. United have triumphed in 71 of the 116 games to fall on that day of the week.
United and Brentford haven’t faced off competitively for more than 40 years – the last time was in 1975, when goals from Lou Macari and Sammy McIlroy gave the Reds a League Cup second-round victory at Old Trafford. The previous encounter was back in April 1947, when the clubs drew 0-0 in the league at Griffin Park – only against Bradford (1921 to 1999) have we had a longer gap between top-flight meetings.
However, we did come up against Brentford last summer as the Theatre of Dreams was lit up by a string of stunning goals in a pre-season friendly. Anthony Elanga’s fantastic volley put United ahead before Shandon Baptiste’s sensational edge-of-the-box dipper beat Tom Heaton to equalise. Andreas Pereira’s volley made jaws drop when it rattled in off the crossbar into the top right corner, and then Mbeumo curled in an excellent leveller 12 minutes from time.
Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: Simon Long, Scott Ledger
Fourth official: Andy Madley
VAR: Paul Tierney
Assistant VAR: Neil Davies
Burnley v Watford (19:30 GMT)
Brighton v Chelsea (20:00 GMT)
WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY
Leicester City v Tottenham (19:30 GMT)
Brentford v UNITED (20:00 GMT)
Check our live league table for the latest standings.
Ralf reiterates his hope that Cristiano Ronaldo will be available as duo can return.
Only one player has scored more from outside the box in the Premier League since Fernandes joined United.
The men, women and Under-23s were all in action over the weekend. Catch up on the goals here…
Which club have we waited longest to play?
Gorolive.com – Watch Man United F.C Live Match News