Pundit Predictions: Who will start v Brentford?

Saturday 30 March 2024 10:00

Manchester United return to Premier League action this Saturday evening when we face Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium and two Reds legends have revealed how they think the game is going to go.

With the international break taking centre stage last weekend, there has been almost a full two weeks to bask in the glory of our sensational Emirates FA Cup comeback against Liverpool at Old Trafford, but now it is back to business in the league for Ten Hag's side.

We've drafted in two icons from former United defences, Wes Brown and Gary Pallister, to tell us how they see events unfolding in the 20:00 GMT kick-off.

Do you want to pit yourself against the legendary pair? You can do so today by submitting your picks via our United Predictions game, to be found in the United App. Your starting XI must be submitted by 18:30 GMT, but you can take until the referee's first whistle at the Gtech to pick your first scorer, final result and Man of the Match.

First, let's see what our pundits have gone for...


A stalwart of United's defence from 1989 to 1998, Pallister knows what it takes to win football matches at the highest level. He predicts a win for the Reds, with an Academy duo playing starring roles.

Line-up: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Lindelof; Casemiro, Mainoo; Garnacho, Fernandes (c), Rashford; Hojlund

First scorer: Alejandro Garnacho

Correct score: Brentford 0 United 2

Man of the Match: Kobbie Mainoo


No stranger to success in a red shirt himself, Brown backs his former club to take all three points in the capital. He sees Mainoo once again playing a vital role following his senior international debut for England this week and an also predicts an important returnee in the centre of defence.

Line-up: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Wan-Bissaka; Casemiro, Mainoo; Garnacho, Fernandes (c), Rashford; Hojlund

First scorer: Rasmus Hojlund

Correct score: Brentford 1 United 3

Man of the Match: Kobbie Mainoo

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The boss has addressed Lisandro’s availability for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Brentford.


Before you play the game, take a look at what other supporters are backing. Data is accurate at the time of publishing...

First scorer predictions: 

56% = Rasmus Hojlund
17% = Marcus Rashford
15% = Alejandro Garnacho
6% = Bruno Fernandes
3% = Scott McTominay

Correct score predictions: 

29% = Brentford 1 United 3
21% = Brentford 1 United 2
21% = Brentford 0 United 2
13% = Brentford 0 United 3
2% = Brentford 2 United 3

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Man of the Match predictions: 

25% = Kobbie Mainoo
19% = Alejandro Garnacho
19% = Rasmus Hojlund
17% = Bruno Fernandes
9% = Marcus Rashford

You can play United Predictions in our app until the game kicks off at 20:00 GMT.