Our opening-day loss to Brighton & Hove Albion was a setback, but Erik ten Hag is planning for the long term at Manchester United and fans appear confident about the game at Brentford.
The Reds regrouped at Carrington on Monday morning and have been training hard this week, determined to register a first win of the season from Saturday’s 17:30 BST kick-off.
Tens of thousands of supporters have already played our United Predictions game this week and the most popular ‘correct scores’ underline a general feeling of optimism for the match down south.
We can reveal 22 per cent of fans are backing a 2-1 away win at the Gtech Community Stadium. The second most popular result is a 3-1 victory, followed by a 2-0 success (both 21 per cent each).
Saturday’s match will be significant for United signing Christian Eriksen following his half-year stint at Brentford last season and the Denmark international will no doubt want to impress our unrivalled travelling fans in the away end.
Our new no.14 started his Reds debut in the false-nine position and moved back into a midfield role in the second half, where he became much more influential and earned praise from Ten Hag. It’s unclear where he might feature this weekend, but it appears likely he will start once again.
The early data from United Predictions shows that our fans are confident Eriksen will build on his positive performance by shining against his former club. The 30-year-old is currently the favourite to win our Man-of-the-Match award, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.
Take a look at what fans have predicted so far…
FIRST SCORER55% = Cristiano Ronaldo13% = Jadon Sancho9% = Marcus Rashford7% = Bruno Fernandes7% = Christian Eriksen
CORRECT SCORE22% = Brentford 1 United 221% = Brentford 1 United 321% = Brentford 0 United 213% = Brentford 0 United 34% = Brentford 0 United 1
MAN OF THE MATCH31% = Christian Eriksen28% = Cristiano Ronaldo 10% = Jadon Sancho9% = Bruno Fernandes7% = David De Gea
*Data is accurate at the time of publishing.
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