Match Today: Manchester United vs Brentford 05-04-2023 English Premier League
Manchester United need to recover from their loss away to Newcastle United on Sunday. This dropped them to fourth place in the Premier League and they now host Brentford who are seventh in the table.
United could start this game in fifth place if Tottenham avoid defeat at Everton on Monday. Their opponents would concede a late goal at Brighton on Saturday and come back just one point after a 3-3 draw left them seventh in the table.
United will certainly be out for some revenge after losing the reverse fixture 4-0 in the opening weeks of the season. Manchester United saw their injury list cut significantly in the past week. Marcus Rashford is back in the squad after missing out on the England internationals recently.
Raphael Varane, Anthony Martial and Marcel Sabitzer are back in shape again. Christian Eriksen is injured, so he won't be able to play against his former team. Aaron Wan-Bissaka was absent from the Newcastle match on Sunday, but he may be available for this match. Casemiro is still suspended so he won't be playing.
Manchester United vs Brentford
Brentford is expected to be without injured Christopher Agger and Ken Lewis Potter at the moment. They would take back Chandon Baptiste even though he served a one-game suspension.
Vitaly Janelt is a doubt with a problem with his knee and Manchester United were unbeaten in four matches before losing to Newcastle United on Sunday It was their third away loss in four Premier League away games so they need to get some good results in Old Trafford to boost their hopes of finishing fourth United are unbeaten at home in their last 12 Premier League matches at Old Trafford Two of their last three league matches at home have been drawn, but the last two have seen them keep a clean sheet.
Brentford vs Manchester United
Brentford start this match in seventh place and only behind Brighton in sixth place on goal difference. They've played 28 games though and that can count on them trying to qualify for European competition next season.
Londoners could have pulled off a win against the south coast on Saturday Losing the lead in a successful second game means the Bees have won just one of their last four Premier League matches.
Only three away matches have been won this season with seven draws and four defeats. Only one side have won their last five on the road and that was bottom of the table at Southampton. Three of those games ended in a tie.
Manchester United have not lost in their last 12 home league matches. Manchester United have lost just one of their last five matches in all competitions.
Brentford have won one of their last five away matches in the league. Brentford have won just three away matches this season.
Manchester United have lost just one of their last 22 Premier League home games. Both teams need to get back to their winning ways. Manchester United's form outside the league has been poor lately, so a home win is vital if they want to finish in the league.
Brentford have been dropping the lead lately and this puts them in danger of failing to qualify for Europe. United will want to return to Brentford after their embarrassing away defeat earlier in the season.