How to watch and follow Brentford v United
Manchester United are on the road for the first time in the 2022/23 Premier League season this weekend, as Erik ten Hag’s side travel to west London to face Brentford.
Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday's clash...
HOW CAN YOU FOLLOW THE GAME?
Kick-off at the Brentford Community Stadium is set for 17:30 BST on Saturday, and MUTV’s Matchday Live show begins at 16:25.
Registered users can watch the pre-match and post-match shows in the Man Utd App and on ManUtd.com. Radio commentary is also available on our platforms during the duration of the game.
The match is also being televised live on Sky Sports Main Event in the UK, with their coverage beginning an hour before kick-off, at 16:30.
WHEN CAN YOU SEE HIGHLIGHTS?
Short match highlights will be available in the United App and on ManUtd.com two hours after full-time, so approximately 21:15 BST.
Extended 20-minute highlights can be viewed from 00:01 BST on Sunday. MUTV viewers are also able to watch the full game from the same time.
WHAT’S THE TEAM NEWS?
Anthony Martial missed Sunday’s Premier League match against Brighton due to injury and it remains to be seen whether he will be fit for selection in time for the Reds’ trip to London this weekend.
Erik ten Hag had no further fitness worries for the visit of the Seagulls, with Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho having recovered from respective injury and illness to start against Graham Potter’s side.
For Thomas Frank, Kristoffer Ajer and Ethan Pinnock both missed Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Leicester through injury.
Sergi Canos was ruled out of this match through suspension but the Spaniard is also currently experiencing fitness issues and he is not expected to return to the Bees’ fold for our visit on Saturday.
WHAT HAPPENED LAST SEASON?
United completed the league double over Brentford last term, with a 3-1 away win in January and 3-0 victory in May in our final Old Trafford fixture of the season.
Anthony Elanga sparkled in the January fixture and provided an impressive assist for Bruno Fernandes’s opener in the second meeting, while Raphael Varane scored his first goal for the Reds in the latter game too.
90 in 20: United v Brentford
Extended highlights of our clash with the Bees are available to watch now...
HOW HAVE THEY STARTED THE SEASON?
Brentford faced a tough trip to Leicester for their opening fixture of the 2022/23 Premier League season, and managed to earn a 2-2 draw.
Frank’s side showed great resilience to come back from two goals down and leave the King Power Stadium with a point. Ivan Toney and Josh Dasilva scored the goals.
ANY NEW FACES?
Brentford have added four new signings to their squad so far, with highly regarded centre-back Ben Mee joining from Burnley, after the Lancashire club were relegated last term.
In addition to Mee, Frank has added young pair Keane Lewis-Potter and Aaron Hickey from Hull and Bologna respectively. The Bees have also strengthened in the goalkeeper department, with Thomas Strakosha arriving from Lazio to provide competition for David Raya between the sticks.
The biggest outgoing for Brentford was the departure of our new midfielder Christian Eriksen. The Dane’s contract with the Bees expired at the end of last season and United acquired the midfield maestro on a free transfer.
Saturday’s clash could see Eriksen meet his former club for the first time since his move to Old Trafford.
What can we expect at Brentford on Saturday?
The Debate | Our panel digests the Brighton defeat and looks ahead to our first away game of the season, at Brentford…
WHO ARE THE OFFICIALS?Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistants: Marc Perry, Eddie Smart
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Paul Tierney
Assistant VAR: Gary Beswick.
WHO ELSE IS PLAYING?
In Saturday’s early kick-off, Aston Villa host Everton, with Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard locking horns on the touchline. Before United’s clash with Brentford, there are five other fixtures in the traditional 15:00 BST kick-off time, with Arsenal, Manchester City and Leeds in action.
On Sunday, Chelsea and Tottenham meet at Stamford Bridge, while Liverpool host Crystal Palace in the first Monday night fixture of the 2022/23 season.
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The Reds begin a Premier League campaign on the road in the capital for the eighth time.
SATURDAY 13 AUGUST
Aston Villa v Everton (12:30 BST)
Arsenal v Leicester
Brighton v Newcastle
Man City v Bournemouth
Southampton v Leeds
Wolves v Fulham
Brentford v UNITED (17:30 BST)
SUNDAY 14 AUGUST
Nottingham Forest v West Ham (14:00 BST)
Chelsea v Spurs (16:30 BST)
MONDAY 15 AUGUST
Liverpool v Crystal Palace (20:00 BST)
All times 15:00 BST unless stated.