Manchester United look to bounce back from their Champions League setback in midweek, as they host Brentford at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon (15:00).

The Red Devils lost 3-2 to Galatasaray on Tuesday night, while Brentford’s last game saw them draw 1-1 with Nottingham Forest.

Man Utd vs Brentford Prediction

  • Double chance – Draw/Brentford @ 6/5
  • Rasmus Hojlund to score anytime @ 7/5

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Lisandro Martinez is set to be absent until the New Year following an operation on a foot injury.

The Argentinian joins Amad Diallo, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Jadon Sancho and Tyrell Malacia on the hosts’ absentee list, but Kobbie Mainoo is back in training following a knee injury.

As for the visitors, Rico Henry remains a long-term absentee, while Kevin Schade, Shandon Baptiste, Ben Mee, Mikkel Damsgaard and Josh Dasilva are all on the treatment table.

Double chance – Draw/Brentford @ 6/5

This is a must-win game for Erik ten Hag after a miserable week for the Manchester United manager.

The Red Devils were beaten at Old Trafford by Crystal Palace last Saturday before losing 3-2 to Galatasaray in midweek, meaning five of the hosts’ last seven matches in all competitions have now ended in defeat.

I can see this being another frustrating afternoon at the Theatre of Dreams this weekend, as Brentford can be an awkward outfit to play against.

The Bees lost 1-0 to both Arsenal and Newcastle, who are better than United on current form, so I can see Thomas Frank’s side keeping things tight at the back, and hitting the Red Devils on the break.

Rasmus Hojlund to score anytime @ 7/5

The Danish striker netted this second and third goals of the season in the defeat to Galatasaray, although all three of his strikes this term have come on the European stage.

The former Atalanta forward is yet to open his account in the Premier League, but I fancy him to do so this weekend as his confidence will be high after his brace in midweek.

Hojlund’s display against the Turkish giants offers some optimism for United fans, and Brentford will need to be organised in order to keep the Dane quiet.

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