Juan Mata

How to watch United v Brentford live on MUTV

Monday 26 July 2021 16:15

Manchester United return to Old Trafford on Wednesday 28 July, as we host Premier League new boys Brentford in the third of our five pre-season friendlies.

The match kicks off at 20:00 BST and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be looking to get back to winning ways after Saturday’s 4-2 defeat to Queens Park Rangers in London.

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Our visitors caught the eye last season as Thomas Frank’s young, energetic side achieved promotion by virtue of winning the Championship play-offs, beating Swansea City 2-0 at Wembley in May.

Brentford will therefore play in the top flight for the first time since 1947, when their five-season spell in the First Division – their only stint at the top level – was brought to an end.

The Bees moved into their new home, the Brentford Community Stadium, at the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign, after 116 years at Griffin Park.

That venue in West London hosted the last league meeting between United and Brentford – a goalless draw towards the end of the 1946/47 campaign – but the sides most recently faced each other in a 1975 League Cup tie at Old Trafford, with goals from Lou Macari and Sammy McIlroy giving us victory.

Welcome to the Premier League, Brentford!


United will play the Bees for the first time in a generation, after they secured promotion from the Championship.

The league fixtures this season are pencilled in for 14 December (away) and 30 April (home), but the two outfits will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with each other this coming Wednesday, in front of a 30,000-strong crowd – the biggest at the Theatre of Dreams since the start of the pandemic.

Brentford are a game further into their pre-season schedule, with Frank’s men having racked up away wins over AFC Wimbledon, Boreham Wood and fellow Premier League new boys Watford so far.

The Bees’ Ivan Toney, who scored a record-breaking 31 goals during the 2020/21 regular Championship season, netted a brace in the clash with the Hornets, which was held behind closed doors.

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Some of United's senior players have returned to training at Carrington this week, after a delayed holiday due to international tournaments, although Wednesday's game may come too soon for them to be selected by Solskjaer.

Two new absentees are Alex Telles, who has been ruled out of action for a few weeks with an ankle injury, and Tahith Chong who has now joined up with Birmingham City for his loan spell.

Subscribe to MUTV now to watch United v Brentford live on Wednesday 28 July.